Sometimes I despair of my countrymen. I’ve been making my rounds of the blogosphere and looking at various people’s posts and comments about the economic situation. There are a variety of different reactions.
Some rather obviously believe that the right thing to do is to react hysterically and emotionally and do something whether that something will produce any practical results or not. Some are more concerned with looking for somebody to blame than taking any sort of action. The government. Big Business. Unions. Politicians. Conservatives. Liberals. The Illuminati.
Some see the country’s economic difficulties as a splendid opportunity to hawk their pet projects which they were hawking long before any sort of economic turndown was apparent. It must be nice to have an all-purpose solution so near to hand.
Some are looking for advantage whether it’s partisan advantage or hoping to grab some of the billions that are being thrown around. Some don’t give a damn as long as it doesn’t touch them directly.
The number of people who are interested in identifying the facts, considering the problems rationally, and taking a prudent course of action are vanishingly small.