Blog Credo

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Again, I will go on the record as saying that the Trump years will represent a looting of the state not seen since the Harding Administration, if ever.

Here's a good clue: They've fired the night watchmen.  The reason I assume that Republicans will be more corrupt than Democrats has nothing to do with personal morality, necessarily.  For every Hastert, there's a Weiner.  But because the GOP find the functions of government ideologically repellent, they are more likely to consider the state a source of rents rather a mechanism to distribute public goods.

This is behavior we have seen in places as diverse as Venezuela and Kazakhstan.  Coming soon to America!

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