In response to:

Happy New Year?

Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 12:42 PM
Csadowski: What has this willingness to be policeman to the world gotten us? We are bankrupt and on the verge of economic collapse. We are a good deal less free. We are viewed as tyrants by much of the world -- thus making us the target of terrorists. We have a much bigger government than we would otherwise have. And our competitors have taken advantage of the fact that we defend them to undercut our prices. We have been at war since Pearl Harbor -- almost without a break. If you want peace, freedom, and limited government, you have to dismantle the warfare state. Constant warfare and freedom from excessive government are incompatible.
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...