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Интересная тема и отличная ветка в треде: горлопан из публики потребитель продукта и богатей из фарма-фирмы производитель его же.

А что вы себе думаете? (more…)

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The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.

[Megan McArdle, 2003 – at biblical times of Asymmetrical Information, when Megan was on the Right]

Happened by chance to this quote, the post and thread – and nostalgia washed over. Not for being young [relatively] and smart [that, too] – but sharing in their company. Ah, the wit, the civility (compared to contemporary discourse), the intellectual sparkle – how I miss them. Another thought: that nobody learns the lesson. Read the post @the link and you’ll know it.

Interesting, how many 20 to 30-somethings now, hearing the name Megan McArdle, will confuse her with despicable Meghan Markle?

PS

Megan is still churning out aphorisms – regrettably, now on Twitter:

My working theory of bitcoin arguments: there’s a small cadre of experts with sophisticated theories about what bitcoin’s good for, surrounded by lots of speculators, anarchists, & goldbugs. The conversation is driven by the experts. But the price of bitcoin is driven by the rest

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Yes, believe it: in these times of blogs scarcity I have a new addition* to my roll: Coyote Blog (coming via Dustbury).  In recent post the author express the vision: to present a salon for policy discussion. Channeling Mr.Ford: I don’t mind all colors, as long as we continue to lean black libertarian…

*It is “new” only on my blogroll (and way overdue!); Coyote has been in existence since 2004 – and I decided to add them exactly when the author has doubts re: continuing the blog. Maybe by increasing its audience I’ll influence the author to reconsider, in my small way .

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You Democrats don’t just need to reform your gun policy, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present policy looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

You Democrats don’t just need to reform your rhetoric about racism and sexism, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present rhetoric looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

It’s all of a piece. You’ve forgotten how to be the party of the people. Trump was the price of that forgetfulness. Now, you need to relearn it, for all our sakes.

The alternative is that something like the Republicans, or possibly worse, dominates American politics for the foreseeable future. I don’t want that, and you should fear it more than I do.

So get your act together now.

Read the whole thing.

[H/t to stas]

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To debate this eternally consequential dilemma (I mean, Johnson or Trump? Trump or HillBill is considered only by the likes of Taki “libertarians.” If any) – or listen to others debating it for you, please click on “Play” below

Link via American Rattlesnake – thank you, Gerard! – and here’s my impression below the cut:

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10 лет, Anna_Stilo решилась оставить мне следующий коммент:

Г-споди, какая же вы удивительная… Подставьте эпитет сами, я не в силах.от восторга :)))
Исключительно заглянув в гугль, я, честно, это впервые делаю.

Отставим в сторону странную орфографию, но и смысл заявления (с которым, повторю, журналистка Анна догоняла меня 10 лет) от меня ускользает.  Что нам хотел сказать автор сего произведения? Подозреваю, нечто малоприятное. За что, интересно? Перечтём длинный тред десятилетней давности.

Ну, что сказать…взгляды мои только усугубились. Но развивать тему, разжёвывать и обьяснять я бы сейчас не стала. Не стоит труда.

Однако хорош был сукин сын…дочка то есть. Как излагала! Увидела б где сейчас, зафрендила бы себя в момент!

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Trump-pam-pam

Copying my comment @Brian’s:

As people-smarter-than-me noted long ago, we are a Nation of Salesmen. We live surrounded by salesmen and their pitches. Anyone who’s been in the country for 5yrs knows he has to divide any sales spiel by at least 2 – and divide Trump speeches by 10.
Those who don’t (all those crowds at Trump’s rallies) will be taken for a spin in a used ford sold to them as a sparkling ferrari.

I have a nagging suspicion, born from dealing with bombastic salesmen, that he’s already made a behind-the-curtains deal with Hil&Bill and their cohort of cynical moneygrabbers. Judging by his previous deals w/Clintons, his many-decades cohabitaiton with socialist nomenklatura administrations in this city (NY), see his numerous and prosperous built-in-insults-to-taste (Trump Tower, Trump SoHo hotel, etc) – he is a statist when it suits his RE acquisition and a salt-of-the-Earth natural libertarian when it benefits his moneybags.

If he wins, this will be a Traitorous Administration on a truly humongous scale.

Update: Brian Micklethwait responds.

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