a coherent platform for the grand new party?
December 22, 2009 5:01 AM Subscribe
Keeping America's Edge
posted by kliuless (21 comments total)
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While the prescriptions are stock conservative boilerplate, I found the diagnosis remarkably congruent
with, say, David Simon
, altho I have my (not so minor) quibbles that 1) the US faces an existential threat from "those who oppose our values" -- if anything, it's the other way around -- and that 2) he doesn't properly account for regulatory capture
, i.e. for libertarianism to be "roughly true in practice
" we need something approaching perfect competition
and there is far from a level playing field
, "the political system seems incapable of addressing large-scale objective problems."
-America's broken colleges
-Do liberals have it wrong on inequality?
-Asteroid Deflection as a Public Good
-Start-up Visas Can Jump-Start the Economy
-Reforms to help China maintain growth