Monday, March 06, 2006

Edwards Travels America, Visits 1930s

John Edwards is traveling the country, quietly doing spadework for his presumptive 2008 Presidential run. Edwards has a 1930s view of poverty as a material problem, caused by a shortage of material goods. (This shortage is always either blamed on the wicked capitalists, or left unexplained, by the materialist.) Of course, poverty is generally the result of the intersection of bad human capital formation in childhood with bad training in early adolescence. Edwards doesn't get that.

But there's some hope he might figure it out. He's a good candidate and a charismatic fellow; I'd give him a pretty good shot at the nomination in 2008.

1 comment:

flint cordoroy said...

Edwards is wrong. Our nation's problems revolve around an abundance of disposeable goods.