Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Statism of the Union Address

Libertas et Memoria links to Megan McArdle's analysis that "the president's vision of the world is a lightly updated 1950s technocracy without the social conservatism, and with solar panels instead of rocket ships," and that this "military model of society--employed by both Obama, and a whole lot of 1950s good government types--was actually a kind of creepy way to live" — The President's Nostalgianomics.

The dystopian vision: "Government and labor and business working in tightly controlled concert, with nice people like Obama at the reins--all the inventions coming out of massive government or corporate labs, and all the resulting products built by a heavily unionized workforce that knows no worry about the future."

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Thanks for the link! Much appreciated!

January 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM  

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