I got published at ValuesandCapitalism.com. I write about President Obama’s stilted view of history as displayed during his State of the Union Address last Tuesday.

In essence, President Obama claimed that technological advances that undermined old-fashioned ways of doing things inhibit middle-class growth. They pull the rug out from underneath Americans who depend on hard work and responsibility to make ends meet. No longer do people’s financial futures depend on their own effort, but rather, technology and competition has introduced extraneous factors into the economic equation that undermine the norm of hard work being the key to financial success.

Technology, he says, makes life harder.

Read the article at ValuesandCapitalism.com, first published on January 30, 2014.