Vice Ain't Right

— Joanne McNeill has the lowdown on paunchy aging hipster Gavin McGinnes. His claim to be conservative was apparently a spoof. This supports my argument below that claiming to be conservative is likely to be cooler than actually being conservative. McGinnes does a great job of showing how very uncool conservatives are by showing us just how eager they are to associate themselves with anybody, ANYBODY, with a jot of hpister cred.

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center

4 thoughts

  1. Spot on. Bad decisions should be punished by failure so that the mismanaged assets can be acquired by more competent and responsible people.
    Now, if only the fed can summon the courage to let AIG (and an airline or two in the inevitable future) fail… that would be something.

  2. I sing the same song now to the big three. The so called “conservative” lobbyists, who regulated national demand, lose to the international real free-market. let joe 6pack choke their pockets and learn something about the lies of their beloved 4-more-years.
    Consequences pay with wisdom and Americans are so off message things will have to get worse before they can get better.
    I am very interested in seeing many new companies rush into the failing companies. Imagine how grand it will be if wiser foreign Co. like Toyota and Honda expand and buy up American economic and political leverage. finally some free market, then maybe our current infrastructure, unwilling to work at the future, will finally align.
    fail baby fail

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