Saturday, September 27, 2008

Civil Rights for Stupid People

Scrappleface has an impassioned plea for action. Pretending to quote Bush:
“If these giant companies fail, then America will be left with nothing but thousands of small to mid-sized financial firms that made prudent investment decisions during the past 15 years.”

Giggle. If it only weren't so sad.
Hat Tip Coyote


Greenwald has a post about deploying American troops within our own borders. I rather agree with his conclusion: the immediate move of a single brigade is probably not dangerous in and of itself, but the precedence is bad.

I don't think this is like Julius Caesar's move in taking his own legions from Gaul to Rome, which brought the Republic to an end, because American soldiers would probably not be willing to pressure Senators and Representatives to vote "the right way", unless they were chosen very carefully. I don't think they can be chosen that carefully, yet. But I really don't like the direction we are heading.

I wonder how long it takes an economist to notice...

Any post with an xkcd cartoon is automatically worthwhile.

Friday, September 26, 2008

One of my all time heroines, Virginia Postrel, not only noticed my comment but QUOTED it!

It doesn't get any better than this.