Lack of sleep is eating away at Megan McArdle, and she is bitter and down-spirited. Nothing can be done about unemployment because the government is incompetent, and the post office system should be allowed to die because it unfairly undercuts UPS and McArdle doesn't need it anyway. Pointing out counter-arguments would be futile, as McArdle is being paid to rail against government interference in the holy sphere of private enterprise.
We are out of time, out of money, and out of luck. Nobody knows what the future will hold for us but we do know that mortgages and loans will continue to fail, banks and businesses will go under, and deflation will be followed by inflation. Watching McArdle snipe at the government from her comfortable perch in the government's lap is like watching a bird peck its owner to death. Sure, you got rid of that annoying old biddie, but who's going to feed you now that she's gone?