Fortunately, it is still okay for non-for-profit schools to load students with debt more than 30% of income and more than 12% of lifetime earnings, so they "can capture all of the upside of increased volume while shifting all of the downside risk somewhere else...to students and taxpayers."
"...included a requirement that the state study "the costs and benefits associated with (a) different forms of mandates for individual responsibility; and (b) potential enforcement mechanisms for individual responsibility." OH NO! He actually wanted people to study this to see whether or not it was a good idea. How dare he? Aren't politicians supposed to reach positions by the received the word of their party, unencumbered by any facts or research?”
"...would obliterate any semblance of human agency."
Maybe your definition of human agency is faulty?
"I don't know of anyone who believes that these animals [dogs, monkeys] have free will." Then you know no one who understands dogs or monkeys. Still, it is nice to see that there are still a few logical positivists around who believe that behaviour is lawful.
“"when economies are sputtering, the government must increase deficits, because..." It's the only way to get our children and grandchildren to subsidise our current lifestyle. How will they pay for it? We don't care.”
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.