Well, the Spendulus/Stimulus will be signed into law within minutes. We’ll soon learn that even this Leviathan-In-A-Box is only the beginning of the Age of Intervention, barrelling ahead as if creating jobs really was something in the political sector’s toolkit. Politicians–as creators of wealth and jobs; Color me incredulous. I see the “package” elements as unrelated to economic recovery but as ends in themselves servicing the goal of political sector growth.
It’s a good to time to reflect on the question of why, exactly, it is that we erect governments in the first place. I don’t have the energy right now and won’t bother to try to answer the question; I just thought it’d be nice to have it hanging out there on this particular day, the day of our national Declaration of Dependence.