Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
The nasty Bruce Bartlett, who is just too darn serious a thinker to be troubled by ideas that aren’t endorsed by the New York Times, lashes out at LewRockwell.com for noting the crony capitalism of the transcontinental railroad. This isn’t “relevant” for Bruce, since it happened over 10 minutes ago. That Obama cites it in support of his own crony-welfare spending today is a detail I dare not raise with Busy, Important Bruce.
Bartlett started off working for Ron Paul, then switched to Jack Kemp when that seemed more opportune, and later switched to supporting Obama. Each time hoping to ride a wave of approval. Instead, no one cared.
My reply to Bruce:
— Thomas Woods (@ThomasEWoods) March 11, 2014
(Slightly different version posted at LRC.)
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