The Corner

A Sharp Anti-Huck Column…

…by Chait here. A sample:

“…his attachment to laissez-faire dogma is so tissue-thin that it can be blown to bits by the slightest brush with actual experience. Often this leads him in humane and intelligent directions, such as when he expanded children’s health insurance. But it can also lead him to embrace simplistic statism, such as his crude protectionism and wholesale embrace of agriculture subsidies. (“Imagine the further weakening of America if we were also dependent on foreign sources for our food needs,” he warns darkly, as if Al Qaeda will starve us into submission with a naval blockade.)”

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