Slate sanctimoniously savages Suskind’s salacious stories.

    (via @jaketapper) The ironies abound in this passage from Jacob Weisberg’s rhetorical roundhouse kick to Ron Suskind’s face: The most famous thing Suskind wrote about the Bush administration was a passage in an article he published in the New York Times Magazine, quoting an anonymous Bush “aide”: “The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined | Read More »

    The Death Of Libertarianism?

    Richard Epstein thinks not. Jacob Weisberg should take a gander at the Epstein op-ed, but since Weisberg is more intent on making an ideological point than he is on actual making a rigorous observation, one suspects that he will not take the time to pay attention to Epstein’s critique. But that is more Weisberg’s loss and less Epstein’s.


    Kudos to David Boaz for noting an editorial that points out that “the problem with the U.S. economy, more than lack of regulation, has been government’s failure to control systemic risks that government itself helped to create. We are not witnessing a crisis of the free market but a crisis of distorted markets.” And of course, Boaz’s post helps provide reinforcement for the arguments Brink | Read More »