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Tale of Two Cities

Ed52 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 2:18 PM
Just as natural laws have neither pity nor compassion, economic truths are ignored at one's peril. Economics is not regarded as a natural science but it is based on natural people acting rationally. Most political solutions treat symptoms, not problems and are based on impressions and feelings, not analysis. This is irrational but is accepted and lauded because the leaders try hard and mean well while they rely on productive people not to notice the new, progressive, successful and compassionate solutions result in less of everything except bureaucracy.

It isn't often that you get reading suggestions from a United States senator, but that's what happened this past weekend for those who attended the National Review Institute's summit meeting in Washington, D.C.

The three-day conclave, part election post-mortem and part revival meeting (that is, reviving conservatism and America), featured a bracing dose of conservative intellectuals along with activists, campaign professionals and office holders. Newly minted Senator Ted Cruz of Texas spoke in his characteristic fashion -- fluidly without notes or podium.

Cruz, while praising Mitt Romney in general and acknowledging that anyone can have a slip of the tongue, zeroed...