Thursday, September 1, 2011


Wall Street Journal

Dear Editor:

Irene is the Greek word for peace.  For the past few days Americans have anticipated the worst hurricane in decades:  Hurricane Peace.  But the media and politicians seem not to have noticed.  Despite an ever- expanding education system, more than other democracies, which have mostly become tyrannies,  America is becoming an idiocracy.  There’s a link to the persistent ethics decline and to the insistence on  Keynesian economics as well.  A nation that fears Hurricane Peace is unlikely to conceive of moral foundations to action or to think logically about economic policy.


Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
Brooklyn College

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