Ed Driscoll

Quote of the Day

“[Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute] links the liberalism of the 1960s, not any excess of the free market, to today’s crisis. The Great Society put the state on growth hormones. Less widely appreciated, the era gave birth to a powerful new political force, the public-sector union. For the first time in American history there was an interest dedicated wholly to lobbying for a larger government and the taxes and debt to pay for it.”

— The Wall Street Journal on Siegel and his take on Occupy Wall Street, found via Peter Robinson of Ricochet, who responds, “I’d never thought of it that way, but this single observation illuminates pretty much everything, doesn’t it?”