Thursday, April 21, 2011

The political discourse explained

Warren Meyer provides a pretty good summary of how politics is treated in this country:
If it’s good, the government should subsidize it. If it’s bad, the government should ban it. If outcomes are in any way perceived by any group to be sub-optimal, then the government should regulate it. Anyone who opposes these bans, subsidies, and regulations must therefore be a supporter of bad outcomes, hate poor people, want people to get sick and die, etc.
Especially that last part. The first part, meanwhile, reminds me of a famous Ronald Reagan quote.

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