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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rachel Maddow is wrong

Like so many, she keeps forgetting that it is money that makes the world go round.

So, on gun control, if there is a tax cut in it, then something could be done.

Otherwise, the issue suits the politics of money, by dividing the electorate so that some vote against their economic interest. (Although the new dog whistle for the same is 'Comprehensive Tax Reform').

Almost all the rest is noise. Almost. Sad, but true.

[If you doubt me, consider that 'Big Tobacco' killed more people, perhaps even more gruesomely, and it was a struggle to change it for how long? It was mostly when other fortunes were made that the old ones could be challenged. The role of science, public health (including socialized health cost) was arguably of minimal impact on the long trajectory of 'the right to smoke'.]