We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Stockman et al had their chance at reducing the size and scope of government under Reagan and blew it. Instead of tackling the possible, they tried grandiose stuff. Maybe he's gotten more street smarts by now.
Assistant Village Idiot
Kudlow was the idiot who once said that converting the US to a "service economy" via our now-unsolvable trade imbalance, itself a manifestation of manipulated currency, was the functional equivalent of free market evolution.
Don't worry about it, he said; it'll be fine, he said.
Today we're all either pulling shots, collecting dole and playing videos, working in DC, buying our shares back and "earning" eight figures, or waiting for the end.
Today I see he's equally mad calling for that other neocon madness, slashing corporate profits in a world where we refuse to reform the tax code. This cronyism, we're assured, is the path to helping the Fed. Because Austrian school.
It was then I realized the neocons were the antithesis of the Founders.