Friday, February 14, 2003
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Here's one of my favorite passages:
Unfortunately, these (cultural) debates are often animated by the fact that conservatives see libertarianism only as the face of what it defends: transgendered persons adopting children, video games of violent sadism and, yes, cloning. Simply put, the shocking and repellent decline of civilization. But for libertarians, these are merely some of the many aspects of a civilization that is advancing through vast and minute experiments. The exercise of freedom trumps the discomforts of novelty.
Virginia Postrel must be proud.
Hats off to Paul Gigot, the Journal's editorial page editor, for giving Susan the space to make an argument I doubt Bob Bartley (journalistic giant that he was in that position) would have encouraged.
Monday, February 10, 2003
Similarly, Guinn's budget assumes that a tripling of the state's quarterly per-employee Business Activity Fee from $25 to $75 will cause those revenues to increase by (imagine that!) 300 percent -- from a projected $175 million in the next budget cycle to more than $510 million. Does the term "dynamic scoring" ring a bell?