Saturday, September 24, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Is A Technocratic Ratchet Up, Republican Debate Disappointing, NM Gov Best On National Security

The title pretty much sums it up for me. I think Elizabeth Warren is a great technocratic ratchet up, although I disdain Senators and Representatives -I'd prefer they be replaced by Governors and County Executives, respectively.

The Republican Debate was too stupid. I liked the Chief Economic Advisor presidential debates back in 2008, I'd rather listen to those debates at the primary level too, at least until we start getting higher iq, more public administrative science literate presidential candidates. I though the NM Governor (I forget his name) had the best lines when he talked about reduction in US defense spending. My caveat is that I'm not sure we want a smaller military, but for sure the gap should be funded by wealthy allies so we're all spending proportionately on global defense. Simple reduction of American military, and worst case scenario regions like Europe and East Asia fuck up the pax all over again.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think the problem with Congresscritters is that nobody is really responsible for anything?

    Steve Walt writes a lot about how allies slack off as long as they know we'll pick up the tab.