Leftists literally fail at basic economics*, and it has far-reaching negative consequences for society. For today’s example, look at that Tweet by Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis’ Sojourners group. They call making money from prisons, education and sick people an abomination.
I assume they are referring to for-profit prisons (which, of course, need proper oversight), those who make student loans and insurance companies. Everyone needs a good scapegoat — it is right out of Leviticus 16! — and those evil people providing goods and services that no one is forced to buy (uh, except for the last one via Obamacare) sure make good enemies for the “Christian” Left.
But look at what they miss: Using their logic, prison guards, wardens, etc. are abominations for making their living off of prisons.
All teachers, principals, etc. are abominations for making their living off of students.
Doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc. are abominations for making their living from providing health care.
Their childish, naive, foolish argument proves far more than they wanted, and they probably don’t even realize it.
Gee, how many people will want to spend $500,000 for 8 hard years of school and then work long hours to give these Leftists free medical care?
And those precious teachers’ unions, which take turns with politicians in giving each other your money, may not be too excited about working for free.
And I’m sure you can run secure prisons by forcing people to build and operate them for free.
And isn’t abomination a rather strong word? Seems kinda judgmental of the tolerant, loving Left.
All that said, I’m glad that the author’s son had his opioid problem cured, though from the picture it looks like he was addicted to jelly beans.
Run, don’t walk, from the intellectually bankrupt economic lessons of the “Christian” Left. They understand the free market as well as they do the Bible.