Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Optimistic look at this crisis of opportunity

One of my GMU profs Jeremy Mayer offers up a silver lining:
A crisis of this magnitude comes along once every three or four generations and shakes up the rules of politics as usual. In such times, a good idea that has been stopped by normal politics can suddenly win. The politically impossible becomes appealing or even unstoppable.
While Mayer and I may not agree on what previously politically impossible things should be made possible (he was once a Ron Paul fan but alas has strayed), I dig the traction that ending the Cuban embargo seems to be getting. Mayer also suggests the legalization of marijuana or even entitlement reform might be feasible. Here's hoping!

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