Quote of the day: Modern conservatives are conservative in their intelligence

“What really promotes business in this country is liberty,” he said, “not demand for information.”

Congressman Daniel Webster. GOP-Fla

Mr. Webster and his brethren have introduced a bill to eliminate the American Community Survey, the equivalent of our own long-form census. It’s hard to argue with this logic. Truly…what is needed to run a business is not information, such as where to locate new stores using demographic data, but liberty, such as the liberty to build stores free from building codes.

Yesterday I was feeling optimistic. Today I’m feeling human extinction is a distinct possibility.