Tuesday, February 24, 2004

And I just finished reading "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", too.

Dwane was ranting about HOV lanes and the followed up with a link to a Cato Institute article about combination high-occupancy/toll-paying lanes.

Ah, the Cato Institute. It's plans like this that made me think I was a libertarian for a year.

What bothers me are the political talk shows where the host will bring out pundits and introduce them based on the think tank they come from without giving any more credentials. Think tanks names are then like secret society code names. When you know the code it's easy to predict which organization will take which stance. The publicized rationalizations are the fun side-show: Come see the conservative co-opt green standpoints! Watch pro-labor reps swear it's for the good of the shareholders!

H. Monkey rolls his eyes.

[ edited at 10:10 Feb. 24 ]

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