The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Frankly, we never thought that Ted Cruz was impressive, despite plaudits from Alan Dershowitz and others. And we understand that the filibuster is politics and that he wants to run in 2016 and blah, blah, blah. But you have to admit that the picture of his daughters watching him on TV reading Green Eggs and Ham was pretty cute (and we were quite surprised to learn how the story ended). Meanwhile, Iran snubbed the eminently snubbable and servile USA — oh, did we mention that Iran did so three times, just so no one could miss the point. How about a nice bow, fella?

Finally, in the course of reading an extremely silly article, we learned that “two thirds of younger Americans favor a bigger government with more services over a cheaper government with fewer services — a margin of support ’25 points above the rest of the population'”…and “74 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds believe that ‘a free market economy needs government regulation’.” While we have no problem with appropriate regulation, we note that centralized, top-down regulation is becoming something of an anachronism. It’s very slow compared to the so-called free market, particularly with things like Yelp and Twitter and so forth.

PanAm, Schwinn, TWA, Eastern, Polaroid, Kodak, Lehman, Hutton, WorldCom, Enron, Arthur Andersen, Compaq, Woolworth’s — these are entities from the old days. In 20 years, will people remember MySpace or AOL or the LA Times or Facebook?

2 Responses to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

  1. bagoh20 Says:

    Most young people probably think Yelp and Twitter are government run, because they’re “free”.

  2. MarkD Says:

    Those who aren’t paying want more. Those who use my money to buy their vote are OK with it. What a surprise.

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