ROAD TO THE MIDDLE CLASS is a forthcoming book and a supporting website advancing the concept that all people are, or ought to be, capable of self-government. Further, we believe that people learn best how to be self-governing through the four social crucibles of enthusiastic religion, education, mutual aid, and living under law.
Conversely, we do not think that the current welfare state and its rule of the liberal experts does much to encourage self-government and civic virtue. We agree with the Canadian philosopher Mark Steyn that the current political system encourages permanent adolescence.
We invite you to read the manifesto to get an blurb on the project and the book. Or, if you like, plunge right into the book with the table of contents and Chapter One: After the Welfare State. For serious students there is an online test to measure your knowledge of the road to the middle class.
EVERY WEEK on Monday morning we publish an oped here on www.roadtothemiddleclass.com. You have probably already read this week’s article “Liberal Barnacles Show How Not To Do It.” Here are a couple of recent efforts for you to enjoy:
Austerity: Krugman's False Message
AUSTERITY IS failing, crowed Paul Krugman last week in “The Chutzpah Caucus.” By austerity, he
| link | 05/14/13
Entitlements: What Difference Does It Make?
LAST WEEK THEY announced the results of the second year of the Oregon experiment, asking the important question: what difference does Medicaid make? The answer, as Megan McArdle
| link | 05/07/13
and there is lots more.
WE BLOG DAILY, Monday to Friday, at www.roadtothemiddleclass.com, chiefly on national US politics, religion, education, mutual aid, and law. We also look at our junior partners in the global Anglospheric hegemony, the British. It is hard to say why, but very often our blogging zeroes in like a laser on liberal hypocrisies, monopolies, and sinecures. Of course, at Road to the Middle Class we love our liberal friends to bits, but we do not take them quite as seriously as they do. If we get too pompous and serious, please get in touch and tell us to lighten up.
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