A thought for the day

Apropos of my one of my  posts yesterday on green energy, I thought you might be interested in this. It is from Saturday’s Wall Street Journal’s “Notable & Quotable” section. 

P.J. O’Rourke gave the following remarks at Radio Free Europe in Prague:

The free market is not an ideology or a creed or something we’re supposed to take on faith, it is a measurement.  It’s a bathroom scale.  I may hate what I see when I step on the bathroom scale, but I can’t pass a law saying I weigh 160 pounds.  Authoritarian governments think they can pass a law–a law to change the measurement of things.

They can’t.

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  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    SOS….when you "go back to work" you go back to work! I thought I was the only unfortunate up at this time on a Sunday morning!

    While our govt. is made up of elected officials, they are certainly behaving as if they are unaccountable as in an authoritarian govt.

    P.J. O'Rourke uses the word "faith".  I suppose that "hope" is not measurable, either? Oh, dear.  Very disappointing.

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