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Wish I’d Said That!

Posted by revkharma on August 2, 2008

One of my role models, the irreplaceable Mr. John Wrisley, has a post up. this falls into the category of “I sure wish I’d said that”

Persistent Poo Bahs of Positivism

Ever since Vice President Spiro Agnew called me a “Nattering Nabob of Negativism” I have wrestled with the problem of commenting on political and economic events without sounding excessively negative.  Agnew wasn’t picking on me, directly.  He painted news media in general with that label.

For years I have been a proponent of honest money, efficient government, and individual responsibility.  This is negative, of course, to the majority of Americans who prefer money of constantly depreciating worth, over-blown inefficient government, and higher taxes.  Pointing out that a dollar today buys only a fraction of what it did thirty years ago is a “negative” observation because it suggests that the U.S. dollar is unreliable.  To say the dollar is doomed will bring calls for one’s head as a critic who is not only negative but unpatriotic as well

Read the whole thing here:   John Wrisley, ” The Curmudgeon’s Corner”

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