September 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

Elizabeth Warren is the Madame Defarge of our shining city on the Potomac; the preeminent tricoteuse of our regulatory state. If Senator Brown isn't making an issue of it, that's because Professor Warren's ideological knitting isn't an electoral vulnerability. It is her principal asset--certainly in Massachusetts, and (I'd wager) in virtually every other state in the nation. The demand for her politics of resentment and regulation is broad and authentic. The case against it is obvious. Alas, it can no longer be explained. -- Michael S. Greve
I've picked an amusing conclusion to a serious piece on the proper role of government. Greve asks, as we all do, why we fight over the minutiae of gotcha quotes and petty personal behavior when there are obvious and massive philosophical questions.

Oh, and hat-tip: Instapundit

Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at September 27, 2012 11:06 AM

Favorite line (other than your excerpt, of course):

"The folks who tell me to buy a paintbrush are the same people who tell our children to buy their own contraceptives. This is a crisis. Where is the government?"

Posted by: johngalt at September 27, 2012 11:24 AM

Yup.

Posted by: jk at September 27, 2012 11:28 AM

Could it be that more Americans live in older houses because our government values spotted owl habitat or "old growth forests" more than jobs and prosperity?

Or perhaps it has something to do with that 2008 collapse of the housing price bubble, which has since made much of the existing housing stock half as costly while material costs to build new homes continue to march onward and upward with the inflationary tsunamis called QE, QE2 and QE-threeeeeee!

But I don't know, I'm just a simple American trying to get by in flyover country. Who can understand all of the complex interrelations? Who can explain why anything is the way it is? Who can ever make things work again? Who is John Galt?

Posted by: johngalt at September 27, 2012 11:31 AM | What do you think? [3]