Ron Johnson, a Republican running for Feingold’s Senate seat in Wisconsin, says America is becoming Greece, collapsing in financial crisis.
True? There is this fact to add to the mix. Over at super economics blogger Megan McArdle’s web page, a commenter complained, in another context, that government tends to think of “ever-increasing spending” as “some sort of natural law we have no control over.”
To which another commenter, Rob Lyman, replied: “It’s not a natural law, but it is just as inevitable as a Greek tragedy. I mean, Oedipus didn’t have to sleep with his mother, he just got a ‘Strengthening Our Communities by Strengthening Our Families’ grant from HHS to do it.”
Alas, alas! How terrible to know, Tiresias moaned, when it does not help the knower.