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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What A Moment It Might Have Been

Vox plays a subtle Slate-type game by anointing Martin Shkreli a hero for being a truly world class asshole.  Shkreli is such a perfect, world class asshole that he becomes impossible for anyone to defend.  A failed hedge fund guy who's trying to turn a buck to cover losses off an AIDS drug?  What, he couldn't make a buck off illegal organ harvesting of puppies?

The assumption is that Shkreli's perfect odiousness will galvanize Congress into action...Stop laughing.  Look, that's the argument!  Stop laughing!  I didn't make it, I'm just...

Yeah, Congress won't do jack.  However, it has become a potential issue for Democrats to pound on.

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