Monday, March 30, 2009

Regulation, Globally Speaking

by Mark Steyn - March 30th, 2009 - Washington Times

Writing in the Chicago Tribune last week, President Obama fell back on one of his favorite rhetorical tricks: "But I also know," he wrote, "that we need not choose between a chaotic and unforgiving capitalism and an oppressive government-run economy. That is a false choice that will not serve our people or any people."

Really? For the moment, it's a "false choice" mainly in the sense that he's not offering it: "a chaotic and unforgiving capitalism" is not on the menu, which leaves "an oppressive government-run economy" as pretty much the only game in town.


In their first two months, Mr. Obama and Mr. Geithner have done nothing but vaporize your wealth and your children's future. What began as an economic crisis is now principally a political usurpation. And, to return to the president's "false choice," that "chaotic and unforgiving capitalism" is exactly what we need right now. It's the quickest, cheapest, fairest, most efficient route to economic stabilization and renewal. A regimented and eternally forgiving global command economy with no moral hazard will destroy us all.

It is clear that Barack Obama has grandiose plans. He is not satisfied with just being President of the United States. He has delusions of being Emporer of the World.


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