Friday, April 4, 2014

"Jaw-Clenchingly Arrogant"

George Mason economics professor, OLS hero, and Cafe Hayek blogger extraordinaire Don Boudreaux has a post yesterday that really tickled my fancy.  It's a great example of his stinging wit and insightful analysis of a topic,in this instance in the context of a letter to the editor of Pacific Standard. Boudreaux takes the publication to task for, basically idolizing a young American who wants to control people's lives.  Here he is:
Is Mr. Jones an innovative farmer staking his own funds on experiments to improve agricultural yields?  Is he an entrepreneur with a new business plan for reducing the costs of retailing food in poor neighborhoods?  Is he an agronomist testing new varieties of plant seeds that might grow abundantly in poor soil?  Nope.  Nothing like that.  Mr. Jones is a government bureaucrat who aspires to be elected to Congress.  Yawn.
Read the rest of his Cafe Hayek entry here.