Mad At The Market?

Turn your ire toward Washington. That’s almost always the way to bet. Sometimes a business will do something boneheaded or evil, but most of the time the problem is caused by some idiot law with unintended (or as in the case of Obamacare, at least partially intended) consequences. And of course, the same people blame it on “the market” as an excuse for further meddling.

And this is also something that the Fleabaggers, and other anarchists for big government should be aware of, but if they were, they’d be occupying Lafayette Park instead of Wall Street.

[Update a few minutes later]

Here’s an excellent example. Even amidst all of the government stupidity of the past few years, Cash for Clunkers stands out in an incandescent way, and it turned out to be a disaster on every front, including its disparate impact on the poor.