Sunday, August 14, 2011

Steyn's Words of Wisdom

AOSHQ is reviewing Steyn's book.

Along the way, the reviewer excerpts a few words of wisdom.

"It is never a good idea to send the message, as the political class now does consistently, that there are no democratic means by which the people can restrain their rulers." That's pre-revolutionary talk.

The Ruling/Political class has been warned, folks....

The entire post more or less revolves around this quote:

"Nothing is more senseless than to base so many expectations on the state, that is, to assume the existence of collective wisdom and foresight after taking for granted the existence of individual imbecility and improvidence." - Bastiat

Well, duh.  That also happens to be THE condemnation of Progressive 'thought.'  But it's also the condemnation of "the market."  IOW, wisdom is not collective, no matter what clothes it wears.

That whole post (at the link) is worth reading, by the way.


neomom said...

7 of the 10 wealthiest counties are suburbs of DC...

Two Americas indeed.

Gregory said...

Here, lets post the article for all to see......

7 of nation's richest counties in D.C. area

By Washington Post editors
Seven of the nation's 10 richest counties are in the Washington region, according to a report from Newsweek.

Two Virginia counties take the top spots -- Loudoun and Fairfax. And two Maryland counties close out the top 10 -- Calvert and Charles.

The ranking is based on data from the 2009 Census.

Check out the complete list:
1. Loudoun County -- Median income $114,204

2. Fairfax County -- Median income $102,499

3. Howard County -- Median income $101,940

4. Morris County, N.J. -- Median income $96,787

5. Arlington County -- Median income $96,218

6. Montgomery County -- Median income $94,420

7. Nassau County, N.Y. -- Median Income $92,776

8. Somerset County, N.J. -- Median income $89,871

9. Calvert County -- Median income $89,289

10. Charles County -- Median income $89,115