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Tuesday, October 27, 2009  

Shorter David Brooks

The United States government is really bad at governing the United States, but will do an awesome job governing Afghanistan.

As for Brooks' narrow point about managing executive pay, he might well be right. It certainly doesn't strike me as a good way to run an economy, but it's the situation we're in after a cycle of inadequate regulation, bad decisions, and necessary but vile public bailouts. But granting Brooks his point, I don't understand why he never applies his sense of human limitation to our foreign adventures.

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