Lies, Distortions, and Doublethink in the Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2016

There is no more joy in making a living in America for those who make things rather than words because the Regulatory Uberstate has made work a tedium and a torment. Regulations are nothing other than a drag on profits and time, and it is hatred of regulations that elected Trump. This absolutist rhetorical position of course does not recognize any of the benefits of regulation, which are notoriously difficult to quantify. GDP should come to be the only metric for effective government and for promoting the general welfare.

The best guarantee of a buoyant job market is labor flexibility–i.e., right-to-work laws. Workers with the fewest rights and protections are, by this logic, the most protected.

Arbitrary, political prosecutions of business will end the day Jeff Sessions become Attorney General. In the larger campaign to blame the 2008 financial crisis entirely on private business—rather than federal housing and monetary policy—the government has raided banks for more than $100 billion. Businesses will no longer be extorted for political gain as Trump ushers in a new era of growth. Government regulation is extortion.

Our education system has become a vehicle for promoting ideology, and not encouraging critical thinking.

There is no such things as “reliable” journalism any more because the patronizing, self-styled mainstream media has lost all credibility. Modern news is entertainment, which may or may not coincide with any facts or iteration of the truth.

The people most qualified for diplomatic posts (esp. ambassadorships) are people with no diplomatic experience.

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