“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, January 09, 2010
"The road to recovery is never straight," Obama said, "and we have to continue to work every single day to get our economy moving again."
US businesses cut 85,000 net jobs in December. Remarkably the unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent. How is that possible you ask?
The government answer is understandable if you understand that government is not about truth. Government is concerned about control.
When government does not like the truth, it creates government speak.
Hundreds of thousands of frustrated American workers stopped looking for jobs because there aren't any. If you stop looking for jobs that are not there, therefore you are not really unemployed, merely jobless and that is not the same thing. Problem solved.