Kids Prefer Cheese-skribenterna Mike Munger, vars medverkan i Econtalk inte nog kan rekommenderas, och Kevin Grier reder ut två maktresonemang som gissningsvis gemene man annars spontant accepterar utan vidare eftertanke:
- Elizabeth Warren, bland annat Special Advisor for the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau och senatkandidat:
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.
- Carter Phillips, fängelseadvokat angående att Albert Florence togs i en trafikkontroll med sin familj för att sedan kroppsvisiteras - och med kroppsvisitation avses "strip naked for inspection, lift his genitals, squat and cough":
"It's impossible to determine whether or not a minor offender is a risk or not," he said. "You could be a minor offender because you've just been stopped for a speeding violation" or "you could be a murderer."
Mike Munger om Warren:
If I need security, I get a dog. If a group of us need security, we
might sign a contract and get a really big, strong dog. Let's call
it...I don't know... GOVERNMENT. It's big, stupid, poops in places it
shouldn't and wastes a lot of time sleeping and licking its
"Representative Wiener", because it can.
But, suppose that big
smelly dog also does a reasonably good job protecting my house, and
yours. We build factories, we create wealth, we do a lot of useful
And it's true that we needed the dog, for security, so we could concentrate on things that idiotic, lazy dogs can't do.
For some reason, Elizabeth Warren concludes from all this that our dog...OWNS OUR HOUSE!
Kevin Grier om Phillips (Griers typsnittsval):
People, in what world do even murderers routinely drive around in their cars with their families with dangerous weapons in their rectums or taped to the back of their testicles?