Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Meltdowns: Neel Kashkari reveals a coder's plan to save the world

Sometimes Owen, you surprise me.

Home run!

The dirty little secret of "progressive" politics is the false notion that socialist experiments of the past failed simply because they didn't have ENOUGH control over the economy.

We now have computers that can play a perfect game of checkers. That wasn't the case for a long time. Chess is harder, many more combinations than a computer can exhaustively search even today.

Compare that with an economy, where the number of "positions" at any point of time is for all practical purposes infinite and the number of possible next moves equally infinite.

But somehow, these deluded control freaks continue to think they are just one more "patch" away from getting it all under control. And in the mean time of what value are the freedoms of action that not only large companies but we as individuals are losing while these people build their planned economy?

Your own state of California, with every well-meaning social program imaginable and probably the strongest economy in the world is on the verge of a breakdown, and you have the nerve to ask the rest of us to help you out?

What ARE you people smoking?

In the debates last night, Obama said he wanted to approach cost savings with a scalpel rather than a hatchet. That's like saying I'm going to start mowing my lawn with a pair of scissors. The waste in the Federal government alone is enormous. It NEEDS a hatchet. Much easier to eliminate the Department of Energy and then restore the one or two valuable things they do than to take ten years to "trim" the hundreds of things they do that serve no purpose. And exactly how do you "trim"? By shuffling idle bureaucrats to other overstaffed agencies? Again, all we have to do is look to California for how it is going to go once our government realizes that it is too big (and I'm not sure most Americans have even come to that conclusion yet).

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