The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State II: Property Rights Edition
“While assessing the proposed additional levy on bank accounts in Cyprus, Putin said that such a decision, should it be made, would be unfair, unprofessional and dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
(HT: Yahoo News)
It’s rare that I find myself admiring Vladimir Putin as a human rights visionary. It was a glaring omission from the syllabus back when the KGB used to train agents for USSR. Be that as it may, even Communists and Fascists sometimes make valid points. It makes their evil all the more pernicious, but it doesn’t make Vladimir incorrect in his assessment of the Eurozone’s behavior towards Cyprus this past weekend.
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Matt Yglesias and the Totally Awesome Energy Narrative
Dig the moats, unroll the concertina wire and man the battlements! With the looming possibility of $4.00 per gallon gasoline at the pump, the Left’s defense of President Obama’s disastrous energy policies has begun in earnest. Matt Yglesias unfurled the narrative at Slate.com: Out of Gas, The folly of blaming Obama for higher gas prices. …[T]his should all serve as a reminder that there’s little | Read More »
‘It’s Bush’s Oil Spill’
It’s a lie, a gross distortion or a paranoid delusion. Take your pick. In a Daily Beast article, blogger Matthew Yglesias does his best to shoehorn a few bits of truth into the Obama gang’s favorite narrative: “It’s Bush’s fault!” In making his argument that the blowout and spill resulted from lax enforcement by the Minerals Management Service, Yglesias focuses on a program known as | Read More »