Friday, November 10, 2006

Election Post Mortem

Oh well. With luck, we'll get gridlock in Washington. Or even if we don't get gridlock, probably somehow we'll muddle through.


One of the great things about being a political conservative is that one can honestly maintain that muddling through is, all things considered, not a bad mode of operation. Overall, muddling through almost always leads to far better results than rationalistic rational planning; just as the hundred flowers blooming of the free market almost always lead to far better results than the leaden dead hand of a command economy.

Then again, muddling through doesn't leave the illusion that human beings are masters of their fate and captains of their souls, the way rationalistic rational planning does. Hence the perennial popularity of rationalistic rational planning, no matter how poorly rationalistic rational planning always performs in practice.

Oh well. Hopefully we'll muddle through. Or, if we're really lucky, we'll get gridlock.


Blogger The Tetrast said...

Aye. Better gridlock than Demlock.

Friday, November 10, 2006 9:38:00 AM  

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