Thursday, June 30, 2011
Articles: American Leftism: An Infantile Disorder: "So confident were they that when the stimulus failed to revive the economy, they refused to believe the bad news. To own up to their defeat would have been tantamount to a betrayal of their cherished creed and, worse still, an acknowledgement that their adversaries, those benighted 'knuckle-draggers,' were right -- an intolerable affront to their self-esteem. And so, even in the teeth of a looming electoral disaster, they continue talking of more of the same: more Keynesian stimulus, more money-printing, more 'greening' of the economy, more taxes. In short, they are prepared to double down on the failed plan which works like a charm in a progressive's dream, but never in the real world."