Things the news pundits and politicians don't say anymore
Growing up in the 70's I used to hear things on the news, and from conversations by adults, that I don't hear anymore. Here's a partial list.
1) We don't want to be the World Police.
I remember hearing that everyone agreed, Democrat and Republican, that we didn't want to stick our noses into everyone's business.
And then 9/11 happened, and this was forgotten.
2) We have a mixed economy.
I remember my grade school teacher telling us that we didn't have a capitalist economy. We had a mixed economy. We also had the highest standard of living in the world.
Now the pundits tell me that we are a capitalist economy, and we don't have the highest standard of living in the world anymore.
3) We need to protect some industries for national security reasons.
Before NAFTA it was understood that some domestic industries were necessary in case we needed to go to war with other nations. For instance, we needed a domestic textile industry in case we went to war with the nation that manufactured our clothes.
But that sort of thinking got in the way of corporate profits. So national security took a backseat in trade negotiations.
Anyone remember other examples?