Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible

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Having established social justice and ecological sustainability permanently throughout the world, Matt Yglesias and Kevin Drum have declared victory. Yay?

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  1. ew. i like how income inequality is ranked on the same level of interest and importance as basketball and cats.


    September 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm

  2. Some good comments in the Yglesias post. I especially liked this one by cmholm: “Getting older? It’s a cliche that people get more conservative as they get older. I started out pretty conservative, but gradually came to see how most conservative positions are intended to 1) hoard wealth among the top 0.1%, and 2) obscure that fact. So, I’ve gotten pissed off and tacked against the trend.”

    And the long one by Freddie.


    September 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

  3. What the hell are those two fools talking about? I expected random outbursts of silliness from Yglesias, but I would have though Drum would be smart enough not to say a sentence like “Liberals have gotten a lot done in the past 80 years,” as if second half of that period wasn’t a steady erosion of those accomplishments.

    Frankly, the fact that both see themselves in terms of product differentiation says it all.


    September 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm

  4. […] posts are so stunningly uninformed and misguided they make my face hurt. But Gerry Canavan brought it to my attention that, according to Mr. Yglesias, the last forty years of assaults on the New Deal were all just a […]

    Enough « zunguzungu

    September 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

  5. I hope you’re happy with yourself. I had removed the Yglesias from my bloodstream, but it turned out that only weakened my tolerance.


    September 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm

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