Ingenuity and Prosperity
The true root of prosperity is ingenuity and innovation; and it is in times that allow and value such things that wealth is actually created. The early 20th century - the time that America leapt from a backwater to world leader - was the time of ingenuity and innovation; the time that valued ingenuity and innovation and got to reap its results. After Steven Jobs, a hippie, invented the personal computer, came computer-industry boom that lasted two decades and got its greatest results under the Clinton administration, which likewise possessed innovative and creative-thinking character.
Under Bush, there was no economic growth, to much extent because the ethic of the time was hateful of such things as ingenuity and innovation. At that time, such things were seen as narcissism or sociopathy, meaning that the country did not get to tap into these gifts. There is a reason why innovation is based in places like California and New England and is much more rare in the Midwest and the South. The first respect, value, and get to reap the fruits of ingenuity and innovation. The second destroy all qualities in people that make the same possible.
It is likewise for this reason that innovation that brought about 1980s and 1990s prosperity came from the constituency that valued, respected and developed these qualities: The hippies. This is the case for hippies who remained hippies, but it is more the case for the ones that those who remained hippies regard as sellouts. Whether Steven Jobs giving the world the personal computer, the innovators on Wall Street engineering its tenfold expansion, or the Clinton administration engineering America's greatest peace and prosperity, the only surplus in 40 years, and an overhaul of the government to make it as efficient and user-friendly as any private enterprises, it has always been the creative thinkers that actually engineered prosperity. The right-wingers believe that money talks and bullsh*t walks, but it was the Left that, as scientists, computer industry, and the Clinton Administration, actually created prosperity. All of thesepeople have been under malicious attack from the Right. And yet the Right owes to them the bulk of what the Right has.
It was the liberal-initiated, liberal-run, liberal-located computer industry that gave America its 1980s and 1990s growth. And it is the liberal academia whose scientific work is at the root of everything that business sells. And the innovative, ingenious, brilliant Clinton administration that gave America its greatest ever economic accomplishment. It is time that credit be given when it is due and no longer be stolen by the conmen of the Right.