Readers Write: Jan. 3


Krugman would populate U.S with working stiffs

Apparently, Paul Krugman is a well-educated man and is held in high esteem by his peers in academia (“Tax bill proves Republicans despise the working class,” Opinion, Dec. 18). However, he would populate America entirely with ordinary working people and eliminate investors and business owners. He doesn’t mention where the ordinary working people would get a job. His ultra-liberal views leave no place for goal-oriented individuals who wish to become something more than a working stiff. Krugman wouldn’t have a job if business-minded people hadn’t taken a leap of faith and provided growth and opportunities for the less ambitious among us. Krugman’s entire focus is on spreading the wealth by providing the same income for everyone and removing the perks for business owners: That’s called socialism and we’ve just recently put an end to an administration that held the same view.

JACK FRANKLIN, CONYERS

Trump team lack appreciation for liberal arts

Taken as a whole, the members of the Trump administration seem to be a collection of men and women without a liberal arts education. They appear to have no sense of history, no worldview, no underlying philosophy, a cannibalized ideology, no aptitude for rhetorical flourishes leading to memorable phrases, no allusions to creative literature, little awareness of potentially tragic consequences — either Greek or Shakespearean — and an anti-scientific and anti-intellectual mentality. They seem to measure everything in terms of assets and liabilities, either unaware or unconcerned about the impact this narrow focus may have on human lives; both foreign and domestic. A liberal arts education is a horizontal education, not a vertical one.

JAMES C. COOMER, PEACHTREE CORNERS




Next Up in Opinion

Opinion: Doctor sex abuse makes headlines again
Opinion: Doctor sex abuse makes headlines again

The latest story on doctor sex abuse is particularly horrifying. In a sentencing hearing this week, dozens of young women detailed the terrible consequences of Dr. Larry Nassar’s abuse as a physician for USA Gymnastics, the organization that governs competitive gymnastics and trains Olympics gymnasts. Young women testified of abuse and molestation...
Readers Write: Jan. 19

Perdue’s dodge on Trump comments cowardly I hope Georgians of all parties, races, and faiths give our junior Senator Perdue a figurative “whack upside the head” for his evident lack of backbone in objecting to President Trump’s “(expletive) countries” comment. Saying he did not hear it in a small meeting where almost...
Why is the left ditching the DACA compromise?
Why is the left ditching the DACA compromise?

It looks like a plan that would have allowed “Dreamers” to stay in the United States is off the table for the moment. Why are Democrats backing away from a compromise that would help those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program? A roundup of editorials Thursday takes a look at the issue. 1. Here’s why...
Will Democratic ideals get in the way of a fair decision for ‘Dreamers’?
Will Democratic ideals get in the way of a fair decision for ‘Dreamers’?

As the threat of a government shutdown looms, will the left stick with their vision for immigration, or compromise with Trump for the “Dreamers” sake? A roundup of editorials Thursday takes a look at the choice the left faces. 1. Democrats hitch their party to immigrants From Bloomberg: The commitment to the issue of immigration is...
Opinion: A year in, Americans are of two minds about Trump, both of them wrong

This week brought an update on President Donald Trump’s health from the White House physician. Trump is up 3 pounds from his last check-up but his “overall health is excellent,” said Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. He added that, at Trump’s request, he’d administered a cognitive screening test and confirmed, contrary to perceptions...
More Stories