Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #16  
Old 09-21-2009, 06:09 PM
Gravy Gravy is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 50
Default Re: Global Trade and Preposterous Pants (Dan Drezner & Reihan Salam)

Why in the world does Reihan think that our political culture is paralyzed? Over the last 12 months the combination of Congress, the administration (2 of them) and the Federal Reserve have asserted federal governmental power in a more comprehensive manner than at any time in our nation's history, with the reasonable exception of the Civil War. Federal governmental power has been used much more than it was during the depression era. The domestic auto industry has been nearly nationalized, hundreds of billions have been committed to choose between winners and losers in the nation's finance schemes, we have been fighting two wars, neither of which has maintained any significant popular support, the mortgage market has been entirely federalized. There may be a sense that the government is not getting the job done (whatever the heck you think "the job" is) but the above public institutions have clearly exercised their authority- and maybe more than their authority - in a huge manner these last months.
Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.