People are always saying this…but I don’t even know how they can even quantify such a thing.
It’s easy, you compare it to what it used to be like in ways we can quantify. In terms of infant mortality, average age of death, median wage, crime rate, number of concurrent wars, level of filth, level of disease, amount of hours spent working in home or out of home, calories consumed, calories available, recognized legal rights, I could go on, but I won’t.
If you think it’s bad now, you aren’t thinking about what it was like in the past.
I am open to all arguments, but there have been some really effing horriffic and diabolical forms of slavery that have existed.
And Holly implies that Socialism is the answer because the world is terminally ill. So that’s the discussion. It might be. It might not be, so far it has a poor record. The current system also looking in need of an upgrade, but that needs to done with a cold eye and cool hand.
And it needs a proper diagnosis and prescription first. Is the world terminally ill? Is socialism the answer? Those are the questions here. It is not terminally ill. It’s pretty gross. But it’s not terminal. And Socialism as we’ve known it isn’t really a proper cure.