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Lessons Not Learned – Housing, Education, and Hubris

Monday, January 7th, 2013

What is amazing to me is that despite the colossal failure of federal housing policy – whether we are talking about the Boom and Bust, or Urban Renewal, or Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae – our political class has learned nothing from any of these disasters. And all of these disasters share a common theme – hubris: The propensity of politicians to believe they can determine better outcomes than the forces of the free market.

More Stupidity from the Ed Biz

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

But the very commonness of common sense makes it unlikely to have any appeal to the anointed. How can they be wiser and nobler than everyone else while agreeing with everyone else?

More Bullshit from Congress

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?

A New Year

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Well, it’s a new year, and I’ve already missed on my first resolution, which was to post something every day. OK, so I’ve already revised it to posting something at least five times a week.