January 20, 2016
Quote of the Day
The lovely bride and I watched Atlas Shrugged Part II last night (she watched Part I while I was workin' for the man). No, they're not cinematographic masterpieces but I'm surprised how derided they are. I still enjoy watching them.
But this is not Review Corner, damnit, this is a blog post! And Holman Jenkins has a brilliant editorial in the WSJ Ed Page today: "Bad Day for the Wal-Mart Americans." Straight out of a Rand novel, Jenkins juxtaposes the greedy progressives in the District of Columbia's insatiable thirst to impede Walmart's business model with the same bloodsuckers' tumult when proposed stores are cancelled.
To the politicians who serve as gatekeepers to opportunity, which first requires erecting obstacles to opportunity, the company has become unfit for citizenship in their republic of rent-seeking. "I'm blood mad," Mayor Muriel E. Bowser told a news conference. "This is devastating and disrespectful to the residents of the East End of the District of Columbia," former Mayor Vincent Gray told the Washington Post.
The whole piece is awesome on stilts. Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at January 20, 2016 2:51 PM