Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Megan McArdle on the crises:

There is a very real possibility that in two or three years, America will be in worse shape than it is now--unemployment in the double digits, GDP down by same, corporate and government budgets peeling apart at the seams.

Really? You think? Sure looks like Republicans can't govern, doesn't it? Too bad you didn't admit this when people were warning the collapse was imminent. You just mocked them instead.

I will be curious to see whether the new armchair empiricists of the left see this as casting any doubt on their central theories, or whether they will simply argue the counterfactual.

This is not implementing Keynesian policies. This is yanking out the diseased cancer cells and hoping the patient will survive long enough to recover. This is triage, and nobody cares whose theories keep the economy alive, except the people who are trying to cover their asses.


Righteous Bubba said...

There is a very real possibility that the prediction I pull out of my ass will make the people I hate behave in ways I also pull out of my ass.

Susan of Texas said...

There seems to be a preponderance of ass-storage here.

clever pseudonym said...

This is McArdle we're tallking about. She does not pull things from her ass. She rendingly entices empirical commodities from her derriere with extractionistic transcendence.

Susan of Texas said...