Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thinking Between The Lines

Megan McArdle latest efforts are a mixture of concern trolling and vague, scatter-shot bashing of anything not libertarian. Governments are inept, unless they are shoveling the remainder of America's wealth into banks. Democrats are losers. Drug companies and drugs are good things. Europe sux, America rox. Everybody wanted to be thin for social advancement. Boring, trite, and snide. Only one of those is forgivable.


Ken Houghton said...

"Everybody wanted to be thin for social advancement."

Uh, how did she rationalise that with "everyone has decided to be fat"?

(No, I'm not certain I want to know, but...)

Susan of Texas said...

Hmmm. I guess that everyone who hasn't evolved into a higher form of life is driven by evolution to be hungry and thus unable to diet, while superior, more highly evolved people are able to diet successfully for social advancement.

It's amazing how much easier it is to understand McArdle if you assume the world is divided into the inferior and the superior.