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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.