To the Editor,
Re: Many socialists figure wealth is redistributed, Letters, June 26.
How good of Jim Corder to liven things up with, “Kids should be taught ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think’”, and then close his letter off by cleverly leaving us with the impression that capitalism, with its all consuming concern for the various facets of the economy, isn’t simply a rather base means of redistributing the wealth within a society; an alternate devoid of the egalitarian concerns that should found government taxation.
If industry and jobs, (the economy) truly created wealth, would we be so cavalier about tossing it all onto the trash heaps when we’ve done with it?
When the economy has finished its undoing of nature, will we be grateful for the contributions of ‘greenwash’?
Perhaps if some were, truly, more inclined toward the ‘how’ of thinking, they might observe ‘the economy’ as the ultimate despoiler of wealth – rather than finding themselves parroting the nonsensical fictions of yet another bit of creator idolatry.
Yes, Homo sapiens sapiens indeed.
David S. Dunaway