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Bizarro politics

Posted by Rich Sweeney on April 24, 2009

So let me get this straight. Today, Al Gore came and testified before Congress on the merits of markets (pricing externalities). And Newt Gingrich voiced his strong preference for government picked winners and subsidies rather than market mechanisms. Just checkin.

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3 Responses to “Bizarro politics”

  1. Josh Blonz said

    Next thing we know Newt will be practicing civil disobedience outside of economics departments

  2. Rich Sweeney said

    ha. i wouldn’t put anything past newt. this is a thrice-married supporter of the war and the death penalty, who called Notre Dame’s decision to invite the President to address its graduating class “sad,” and accused Obama of embracing “anti-Catholic values.”

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_03/017425.php

  3. Carlos Ferreira said

    Could it be because he intends to be close to the subsidy recipients/picked winners? I wonder.

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