Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Line Worthy of an Ayn Rand Villain

A great post by Caplan, here's a quote:
So what do I read this morning? A line worthy of an Ayn Rand villain:
Rahm Emanuel, the incoming White House chief of staff, has said, "You don't ever want to let a crisis go to waste: it's an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid."
I'm still not convinced that Obama will be the next FDR. To riff off Samuelson, scary quotations by high-ranking officials have forecast nine of the last five transitions to socialism. But I am convinced that many people in high places have bad intentions. If we avoid the worst, we will have gridlock - not our leaders - to thank.

1 comment:

ENNYMAN said...

Isn't that what the Y2K "Crisis" was all about... Govt entities everywhere used the Fear of Meltdown as an excuse to spend out the wazoo to upgrade all their computer equipment. I am curious how many dumpsters we filled with this stuff in 1999.
e.