November 21, 2008 1 Comment
I starred this item from work just for later linkage and comment: Cobb explains how regulation screws the little guy. Punchline:
This is called progress. It is what Progressives pursue. It is not a Conservative priority. We Conservatives are not generally looking to find ways to declare the status quo untenable. This is the restless energy and bias for action and change that is the hallmark of Progressives, that illustrates how it screws the little guy.
My sense for a long time has been that “progressivism”/”liberalism” is essentially a coalition of the very rich/strong and the very poor/weak, against the middle class and nouveau-riche. Cobb’s post illustrates one dimension – “green”/environmental politics – along which this dynamic plays out.