Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How to keep a statist busy all day 

[C]onservatives should chip in to buy Ms. Clinton and her political allies each a copy of the newest expansion pack of Civilization. It's fabulous. It would keep them busy for months at a time. And they would get what they have always wanted: a chance to run the world. And we would get what we have always wanted: that they would leave our economy alone.

Pareto improving. Win, win. What more can you ask for?

Nothing at all. From Craig Newmark, after reading of Hillary Clinton's desire for a new industrial policy. In comments, David Tufte notes that half of all macroeconomic problems come from the desire to "do something". I'd offer to take the over on that line, but out of respect for David Stern...