Did you know that the United States is utterly incompetent, and its citizens can achieve nothing? It's true! Megan McArdle says so. Sure, we managed to conduct a successful space program, make huge changes to accommodate new technologies such as electricity and computers, help bring our older citizens out of poverty, win a few wars (and lose a few), and keep the country running, but it's all an illusion. We can't do anything difficult, even if someone else is doing it now.
For instance, national health is too difficult to implement. Simply can't be done. Government and financial regulation is also impossible. We can't deal with climate change. We can't take care of our injured soldiers. We can't recover from failure. All we can do is give Wall Street money. You know, for a magazine that seems to pride itself on its ideas, the only idea I see from McArdle is that the world begins and ends with Wall Street, and the rest of us exist to feed it money and then crawl away to die.
It could be worse, though. She could have eaten Jonah Goldberg and burped up this column.