Today's tale is one of Washington, the home of US socialism, with today's fascist central planning, versus the rebuilt ruins of Athens, the former city state and home of democracy, under capitalism.
Excellent. Except for the part tacitly extolling the virtues of government owning your body (telling you that you must work for a certain minimum, or you can't work), it's almost like reading von Mises.
And except for the part about Obama having been our ruler in that time-frame, which means the collapse in living standards would never have been properly explained. Which would likely have lead to massive civil disturbances.