Hmmm...had to google "Kinsley gaffe"...wondering if you meant Keynesian, but you were accurate, very useful term, arising from 1988, it turns out!
I recall when she made that comment, but had not seen it juxtaposed with her denial, rephrasing "no what REALLY I said was..." into a more reasonable statement which however was NOT what she said.
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Interesting about your comments regarding dependency and the Democratic party...I have used inflation calculators to determine that my current income is still on the same order as it was in 1965, as a student at the University of Washington. At that time, however, I was independent; I could rent tiny apartment or at least a nice room in nice area, and buy all my own food, clothing.
Now, however, equivalent income to 1965, but I am dependent; the survival basics are unaffordable. And the dispensers of the subsidized food/shelter treat you in degrading, ignominious ways, just because they can. I am more resilient to this probably, because as you know my poverty was voluntary...but I am still evaluating the impact on people. And I don't even get food stamps; for that tiny shrinking food subsidy, that gives government huge power to go into your finances, access/control/destroy.
I am not convinced capitalism as such is the problem; i.e., if we had a magic economic system to go to, I have real doubts that would solve the problem, it may be something else...still pondering what...
Ah Tink, mebbe you an' me will solve the world's problems yet!