Basic Economics Political philosophy

I Never thought

I’d see Bono red-pilled. Oh, he’s by no means a Conservative. But maybe he’s not a stupid sheep, either. Still, some of the crappy results of Leftism are SO in-your-face that is really impossible to be honest and yet ignore them…

His activism has always been messy and full of contradictions, never more apparent than when his band dodges tax burdens while demanding others pay up.

… The conversation found Bono, whose politics lean [hard] to the Left, admitting a hard truth for Times readers to hear. Socialism isn’t the global panacea we need. Capitalism, warts and all, is the better option.

“I ended up as an activist in a very different place from where I started. I thought that if we just redistributed resources, then we could solve every problem. I now know that’s not true. There’s a funny moment when you realize that as an activist: The off-ramp out of extreme poverty is, ugh, commerce, it’s entrepreneurial capitalism.”

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