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And when libertarians get going, they often start out strong — the government that governs best governs least — and then flounder on the reefs of legalizing all illegal drugs, or adopting a McGovernish foreign policy. (See Ron Paul.)
These guys, from Reason magazine, are charting a third way that is based not as much on doctrine as on youth and technology.
The gist is that younger voters today approach politics like consumers. And they are jamming the servers with complaints about the slothful, wasteful and dopey government.
What, they ask several times, is so difficult about the concept that we are broke?
With bonus insight into the importance of the Velvet Underground, which should be a clue that this is not the ordinary political book.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Cousin Al, who has no visible means of support.
Ghastly, bibulous cousin Rufus. At any social event he is guaranteed to get his head stuck in the potato salad.
Cousin Edward (don't call him Eddie), a parsimonious twit whose burning ambition in the field of accountancy is matched only by his inability to do simple arithmetic. He, too, buys his neckties at the thrift shop, although I fear not with quite the same eye as, well, me.
And cousin Charlie, a state senator whose record of blundering, moral ambivalence and overall sleaze has earned him the notice of national party officials, shown here in his usual pose. Charlie has the ability to make the simplest things sound impressive; here he is asking for Thousand Island dressing on the side.