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Smith Op-Ed in Liberty Unbound Magazine
September 01, 2001
The Left has a strange view of technology. Sometimes they like it, sometimes they fear it, and other times they view it as magic. And like all magic, it comes in two colors: white and black. Businessmen perversely persist in pushing black magic: more energy-using appliances, SUVs, disposable diapers and so forth. But if they are properly directed (i.e. beaten over the head with the right kind of regulations) they produce white magic: cars that get 100mpg, light bulbs that burn for ten years, and washing machines that don’t require water. More regulations equal more of the right kind of technology.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
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