Really great interview with NRO's Kathryn Lopez and Fr. Robert Sirico:
LOPEZ: “If one ponders the state
of our society carefully, one finds signs of human flourishing side by
side with creeping desiccation.” Is there more of one than the other?
Are we at a time when we are called to choose one over the other?
FR. SIRICO: I fear we may be at a
tipping point, and we are going to have to decide whether we can imbibe
the myth that we can all live at everyone else’s expense, as Bastiat
put it. I understand that we are approaching the point at which the
majority of people are living at the expense of the remaining taxpayers.
Now, this is complicated, because they usually also pay taxes as well,
but at some point it is going to be difficult if not impossible to
reverse the trajectory.