To what extent either out of direct knowledge or opinion (or anything else for that matter) have you come to believe that the 'American Dream', explicitly the middle class and the post WWII economy (or perhaps before?) are essentially of centralized design.
Some would hold that the structure of the economy is the work of a free market or the invisible hand as it were.
I am under the impression that it is largely by design that we have the economy we do. Feel free to discuss, post corrections or issue criticism of the conceptual validity of this question.
Havent seem some activity for a while now.
Can you clarify your question? Seems esoteric im not sure what "centralized design" means in this content
As in economic design pushed by special interest... financial regulation etc. towards the ends of an 'American dream' standard of living. In a technocracy sort-of way.
To what extent has the free market blessed us with what we have and to what extent has the state itself ensured prosperity as it were.
Critical thinking question: Are we by your opinion or observation, economic serfs to these designers or special interests? Or Is socialism more responsible for what we have?
I don't possess the vocab or likely intellectual experience to narrow it. In the end just approach it as a free flow of ideas.