“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Catch and Release


  1. This thread speaks to "Catch and Release", I favor "Draft and Deploy" as the engine to drive job creation.

  2. 70% of job creation is done by small business. So how about "Cut and Let Run"...Cut taxes, let entrepreneurs run their little concerns and hire as needed.

  3. Lil said...

    "let entrepreneurs run their little concerns and hire as needed."

    But what if they become wealthy? Remember: no citizen (or not) left behind.

    Just because a guy/gal spends twenty years of crueling work to gain the training necessary to competently run a medical practice does not mean they should be rewarded.

    From each according to his ability; to each, according to his need.

  4. grueling

    "crueling" must have been a Freudian slip

  5. December home sales down nearly 17 percent

    "Sales of previously occupied homes took the largest monthly drop in more than 40 years..."

    "The report 'places a large question mark over whether the recovery can be sustained...'"

    "But prices fell dramatically last year, declining 12.4 percent to a median of $173,500, the largest decline since the Great Depression."

  6. "'There is some sustainable momentum building in the housing market right now,' said Lawrence Yun, the group's chief economist. However, he cautioned that the recovery will depend on whether the economy starts adding jobs in the second half of the year." of cake...We'll pass a law...Yeah, that's the ticket...

    Hmmmmmmmm...How will those 2.4 million houses in the foreclosure pipeline (Moodys) affect this "recovery"? problem...We'll pass a law...Yeah, that's the ticket...