Pure capitalism is no better than pure socialism. Those nations employing a thoughtful blended balance of the two have the highest standard of living for it average citizens. The US is turning into a banana republic because it has gotten out of balance as the super rich have bought off the government. But, folks, the Donald ain’t the ansewer, he’s a huge part of the problem.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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