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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Great Quote

"Surveying the ruins of industrial America Hanson notes elsewhere that “Hiroshima looks a lot better today than does Detroit”, raising the interesting possibility that recovering from a nuclear blast may be possible or at least a lot more likely than surviving terminally stupid political projects." --Richard Fernandez, The Past Future Tense


erp said...

I saw some great pictures comparing Hiroshima with Detroit and Detroit, the product of every cockamamie lefty fantasy is clearly the loser -- I don't remember the numbers, but IIRC Detroit's even the loser in number of deaths due to violence over the years as compared to those who lost their lives due to the atom bomb.

... and before Harry goes nuts, i don't mean to imply that we should drop an Abomb on Detroit, only that devastation can be inflicted without it.

Howard said...

Swedish economist Assar Lindbeck once wrote, “In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”

Similar sentiments voiced by Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.

Rent control being just one of many political follies sold with the best of intentions.

Harry Eagar said...

I doubt 200,000 people have died violent deaths in Detroit over the past 60 years, but just wrap yourself in your delusions.

Why doesn't free enterprise get the blame for Detroit? Did the auto companies have no influence?

Did the fact that GM tried to foist junk on customers derive from failed leftist policies or failed market policies?