I considered myself a libertarian for a long time. Will Wilkinson, whose politics I can’t seem to differentiate from Matthew Yglesias’s, is perhaps the best example of what’s wrong with libertarianism. Here – in which he takes lots of words to suggest that Ron Paul doesn’t like Mexicans and blacks – is a classic example of the problem with libertarianism.
One official part of the US government is suing another unofficial part of the US government. If they win, they can pay themselves. It’s really going to be fun to see how Fannie and Freddie get resolved.
Zimbabwe: getting worse all the time.
Yglesias: "one of my pet ideas is that we ought to be pushing for an affirmative ‘right to vote’ in the constitution." My newest pet ideas is whatever is as different from that idea as possible. Note that he’s insinuating that this would not even allow people to be denied the "right" to vote if they can’t present a photo ID. Photo IDs, after all, are racist or some such.
Black people are different than white people.
Can your understanding of the way the US government works encompass this?
Jim on marriage.
Aretae on the circularity of history. I’m sure he sees this is purely progressive terms, but the circularity is striking. It’ll be interesting to see whether caveman values lead to caveman levels of productivity.
Is Tyler Cowen starting to oppose unlimited, low-skilled immigration? Heh.
No, it is this man, who exists,
Who is history; who is, I’m sure,
The future; and the drama is his,
As dangerous as elegant. His
Demons, made by him, are sent
By the great gods to scourge him,
And have doubtless barely started.
As such these creatures are divine,
Like the tiger or the killer whale,
And must not be disrespected:
A slice of advice both prudent
And compliant with federal law.