If ever there were a place where people not only tend not to face economic facts, but it's almost their purpose not to face economic facts, it's Washington.
Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders.
I've never been able to get it straight about what these people who are worried about the trade deficit are worried about.
I was never a Democrat. I went from Republican to Maoist and then back again.
Lyndon Johnson faced some clear moral issues.
Even the most left-wing politicians worship wealth creation - as the political-action-committee collection plate is passed.
We loved cars until the '70s or so. Then they became appliances. They turned into motorized cup holders. Most of it has to do with urban sprawl. What began as pleasure ends up in necessity, as so many things do.