September 28, 2008
SINCE CZARS WERE ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, TYRANTS, why the enthusiasm? Senate Passes Bill Creating 'Copyright Czar'.
Of course, given that these "czars" always fail -- remember the "Energy Czar?" And there's always the "Drug Czar" -- maybe there's a different lesson here.
UPDATE: Dodd Harris emails: "I submit that the real issue is that we define 'success' and 'failure' differently from Congresscritters and bureaucrats. The 'Drug Czar' is a perfect example of the difference." Yes, what's bad for the country is usually good for Washington, a mis-alignment of incentives that's at the root of a lot of our problems . . . .