Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Q.: What's the politically correct word for "mentally retarded?" A.: Apparently, "Peter Schiff"

 - by New Deal democrat

According to Business Insider, last night Euro Pacific Capital president Peter Schiff actually took the position that "people don't go hungry in a capitalist economy.....  It's socialism that creates scarcity, that creates famine," Schiff said. "In a free market, there's plenty of food for everybody, especially the poor."

Asked who should earn a wage of $2 an hour, Schiff replied, "What the politically correct word for 'metnally retarded'?"

Never mind that in the Great Depression, with 25% unemployment in 1932, people died of starvation in nearly every single town, and at one point it was estimated that 25% of all schoolchildren were malnourished.

All of those perfectly competitive free market equations that people like Schiff love don't guarantee that people won't starve, they just (supposedly) assure that the most economically efficient number will starve.

So the answer to Schiff's question appears to be, "Peter Schiff."

He walked into that one.