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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

BobIsBob Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:58 PM
The economics of scale play out here. The larger the organization, the less efficient it is. The Federal Government is the largest organization on Earth. If it runs health care, then the overhead costs will rise well beyond anything you see today.
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”

As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...