Alan's Mea Non-Culpa
First off, anyone in America can become President...except Mitt Romney. Yet he is out there stumping for The Party and one wonders how long before we see George Bush Jr and Tony Blair working the circuit. Which is a perfect segue to another George, George Harrison, who wrote: with every mistake, we must surely be learning". I believe he was being overly optimistic- what would even hint at that proposition? Not Alan Greenspan's new book about the sublime beauty of free market capitalism. As a mediocre intellect and ideological follower of Ayn Rand, Alan is only capable of boiler plate pablum and his book will take its rightful place between Glen Beck's Life Story and the work of Ann Coulter. (Who buys these?) Stephen Holms works it over pretty good in the latest London Review but with the death of irony, monkeys like Greenspan should give us pause. Speaking of The Market, I don't think it is going to like Obama's new EPA rules over carbon emissions from coal fired power plants. Doesn't he understand that poisoning ourselves and the planet crates jobs and growth and Our Way of Life? The Death Wish is what keeps this whole system in motion and the people of Appalachia know that better than anyone.