Monday, April 14, 2008

Please, Not Another FDR (Christopher Westley)

Christopher Westley on the insane notion that we should re-institute FDR's terrible New Deal:

Harold Meyerson, writing in the Washington Post, calls for a new New Deal. The old one worked just fine, and current times call for some of the same medicine.

Harold says it, and he's not alone. FDR's nanny-like visage has been showing up on left-liberal and neocon publications — web and print — by folks who don't understand that their favorite New York patrician-president is the reason for this economic season, to the extent that his legacy justifies intervening in market forces.

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