Socialism virus? Now you’ve done it. You sound like Fox News.

No, I sound like an American who is well-educated on the historical economic impact of various systems of governance. Hopefully, you’re not about to tear down the esteem I have of you from your previous commentary.

In a country that is so bereft of consideration for the poor, working poor and a dying middle class, this type of knee-jerk, wall-of-sound objection to any non-elitist, upwards-only wealth re-distribution is the problem, not socialism.

You propose a false dilemma (logical fallacy #1) which implies that either live with the economic conditions in society we have today, OR we implement socialism. We can solve the problems you propose, with which I agree to varying extents, without resorting to socialism.

Supply-side got us into this mess, not socialism. Go pedal the Red Scare somewhere else, Ms McCarthy, we’re all stocked up here.

False dilemma #2. Will the fallacies of logic from your fingers never end? In your “mind”, is anyone who rejects socialism automatically a proponent of supply-side economics? Because, that’s nonsense, prima facie. Not even all free-marketers believe in supply-side economics.

We have more poor, more working poor and less middle class than ever before. This after 30 years of you Econs trying to sell trickle-down as the cure when it is clearly what has caused the worst wealth gap in nearly 90 years.

Please find a good, firm quote when I unequivocally endorsed trickle down economics. You won’t find it. So, please, (logical fallacy #3) spare me your straw men.

So dream up something better than this waay too tired old S-word boogey man routine. No one’s buying anymore.

Logical fallacy #4: The “appeal to the masses”. I suspect that you have not polled all 320 million Americans on the topic, so as to make that categorical, absolute statement. So, we can comfortably ignore your “nobody’s buying” unsubstantiated nonsense.

(Who’s paying you, anyway?)

Laughs. This is what you resort to, when you pose no reasonable argument in your own favor?

And to think I once thought you were intelligent. I appreciate you setting me straight.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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