A point on political rhetoric

I really hate the cliche “A rising tide lifts all boats.”

In economic terms, GDP growth does, in fact, provide a lot of opportunities all across the economy, but it’s hardly the only economic goal worth pursuing. Specifically, the policies this cliche is often quoted to support are designed to favor yachts over dinghies.

Proposed Alternative: “A rising sea level will give some ocean-front property, and put others underwater.”

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