AMcGuinn has been doing some excellent blogging lately. There are plenty of gems like this one: “It is impossible for a democracy to make peace with a non-democracy. Overthrowing non-democracies is a permanent foreign policy aim of any democracy.” Or here: “Democracy is a method of producing a group of people with both the capability and the motivation to make government worse.”
Is our government capable of passing any law without attempting to undermine the traditional family?
A round-up of monarchist reactions to the situation in North Africa (I love the blogosphere).
Big banks are now GSEs: “This newspaper recently reported that these banks pay 78 basis points less for their funds than their smaller rivals.” (I disagree with the article, but I found this fact interesting.)
Weirdest argument ever against laissez-faire.
I’m somewhat sympathetic to arguments that “the rich” have too much influence on government, but we should recognize that it is basically their government: “Almost half of California’s income taxes come from the top 1% of earners. In New York, the percentage is now 41%, up from 25% in 1994. In Connecticut and New Jersey, the top 1% pay more than 40%.”