Monday, October 31, 2011

Bigger Picture Views from Catron, Ferguson, Hennessey

It's easy for me to get too enmeshed in the details of health care policy, so I like occasionally post links to OpEds and essays taking more of a big-picture view of government and society.

David Catron has a piece in the 10/31/2011 American Spectator, "The Left Has Become Comfortably Dumb".

Niall Ferguson has a piece in the 10/30/2011 Daily Beast, "America's 'Oh Sh*t!' Moment". The teaser asks, "Has the U.S. deleted the very things that made it great? Niall Ferguson on how America can avoid imminent collapse." (Via Hanah V.)

This pair of 2/22/2011 videos from Keith Hennessey shows why all the current political debates are just tinkering at the margins of a much bigger fiscal problem (via Paul L.):

And Part 2: