Ed Driscoll

Quote Of The Day

Steve Hayward asks:

Quick, who said this:

The problems of our economy have occurred not as an outgrowth of laissez-faire, unbridled competition.  They have occurred under the guidance of federal agencies, and under the umbrella of federal regulations.

Answer: Sen. Ted Kennedy, in defending trucking deregulation in 1978. (The staffer who did his legislative work on the idea was a young attorney named Stephen Breyer.)

Speaking of Hayward, PJTV subscribers can see my interview with him discussing his new book, The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989, in high-resolution video. And for a handy portable form to embed on your own blog, click here.