Either tomorrow or Friday, depending on how lazy I am, I will start a new series on Christian Fearing God-Man entitled "History 101."
Drawing conclusions from history, comparing and contrasting the past and present, is a good thing. As with anything, there's a downside to it. People like to cherry pick which historical facts and truths they use in their arguments.
The basis for this is the whole budget thing. Every Democrat seems to point to the 1950's as a time where Keynesian economics brought about an economic boom. They use that particular era as some sort of proof that government spending equates to economic prosperity.
After doing some reading about the 1950's economic climate, I've come to the conclusion that many people are cherry picking, and that the 1950's is nearly incomparable to what we've got going on right now economically.
So this new series will be purposed to shed some light on historical references that people make. It's not just for your benefit, but for mine as well. I'm no Historian Saint, as I'm aware that I've cherry-picked, too. So lets just take this as a way to keep me and my readers honest.
Tomorrow's article will be about the 1950's economy and why it doesn't relate to what's going on now. So tomorrow, look for "History 101: The 1950's Misconception."