“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."
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
By the Way, What Ever Happened to the Lock Box?
You know were really screwed when Dennis Kucinich is the voice of reason, and now he is the deciding factor on nationalizing health care.
Regardless, that is seriously off topic, which is mostly what this blog is about. I just wanted to be the first to go off topic, beat Doug, and you have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat him going off topic.
Just Kidding Doug!
But that said, how come we forgot to open the lock box? Where did we put that thing? There must be at least $58 bazillion in there, surely enough to refresh all our 401k's, payoff the deficits for 80 or ninety years, fund every idea that comes into Obama's head and still enjoy our retirement.
Since I have vowed to never retire, I'll just leave mine in the box and get back to work preparing to make a big pile to stick in my own box. Screw the Chinese on building their football stadium in San Jose. Maybe focus on building a private healthcare network in Costa Rica? Hmmmm.