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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

FAILED FREE ENTERPRISE


Free enterprise medicine has not provided health care to the poor and disenfranchised.

Free Enterprise Construction and Real Estate have not provided places to live for millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.

Free Enterprise Farms and Food Distributors have not provided food for millions of starving people in the U.S. and around the world.

Only governments are rich and powerful enough to provide programs that can feed the hungry and provide housing for the un-housed. Only governments can end the systems that cause the inequities that make so many people in need in this country and around the world.


Republicans believe the free market, left unfettered by government regulation, will help everyone in the long run. Democrats believe that government has a duty to care for peoples’ needs.

Neither have solved the problems of the sick, the hungry and the homeless.

Cooperation between government and private enterprise could go a long way in caring or the sick and needy of the country and world. In our severely divided country it is hard to see such joint ventures even discussed.

I read of one thinker that said people had no right to water. Technically, I suppose he is right. Morally, he shows no compassion.

The great moral teachings of the Bible are ignored. Few people know or read the complex Biblical narratives. Teaching the Bible in schools are often forbidden. Teaching the Bible as literature is allowed but not used much in public schools.


The pulpits of churches and synagogues have failed to preach and live the teachings of the Bible on caring for the sick, the widows, orphans, prisoners, offering hospitality, welcoming strangers, and striving for justice. Many Christians are not even aware that the Bible mentions those issues.

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