Dr. Melvyn Fein, Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University and Madison Forum Member, spoke recently to The Madison Forum about the current state of the presidential election and other topics such as “social change” and more.
Any student of history knows that rampant corruption is one of the symptoms of a country in decline. When the corruption is encouraged by the government of the country, one must wonder how far the rot has spread and whether it’s spreading up or oozing down.
For the past year or more, I’ve been struggling with the fact that many people believe that social programs can be expanded without limit because taxes can be raised, without limit, to support them. The question I keep asking myself and everyone who’ll talk about it is “How can we help these people to understand that simple arithmetic demonstrates the fallacy of their belief?”
The subject of the Federal Reserve has generated a lot of smoke, but little light. In my opinion, the Federal Reserve must be changed, a LOT.
However, it performs required functions not related to the creation of imaginary wealth which has caused such suffering. Those who shout “Kill the Fed!” with no understanding of or consideration for those functions and their absolute necessity make the rest of us who share the belief that the Fed is a “clear and present danger” look like members of the tinfoil hat brigade. I resent that and I hope, somehow, … Read more...