April 27, 2013

DAVID HARSANYI ON Michael Bloomberg’s Authoritarian Instincts. “When Justice Milton Tingling struck down Bloomberg’s pathetic soda ban as ‘arbitrary and capricious’ last year, he might as well have been talking about the mayor’s overall disposition. Bloomberg likes to act as if he’s a man free of the unpleasantness of political ideology or party. He’s the driving force behind the inane No Labels group — which, in addition to having no labels, has no ideas and no support. But pretending to be without a guiding philosophy doesn’t by default make you a moderate. It can just as easily mean you support using arbitrary and capricious power to get your way.”