The headline there comes from Alan Greenspan, from his recent comments offered in lieu of a more appropriate statement begging for forgiveness from the entire world for recently destroying the global economy:
With notably rare exceptions (2008, for example), the global “invisible hand” has created relatively stable exchange rates, interest rates, prices, and wage rates.
Henry Farrell sees this statement as: “a carefully thought-out bid for Internet immortality. It has the sublime combination of supreme self-confidence and utter cluelessness … but with added Greenspanny goodness.”
“Have at it,” he tells his commenters. And they do.
“With notably rare exceptions, Mrs. Lincoln enjoyed the play.”
“With notably rare exceptions, warnings in Presidential Daily Briefings have been heeded with the utmost caution.”
“With notably rare exceptions, when you wake up in the morning, you know for a fact that you will still be alive by the end of the day.”
“With notably rare exceptions, Scott Walker has always negotiated in good faith with unions.”
“With notably rare exceptions, hydrogen-filled airships have been a remarkably safe mode of transportation.”
More than 350 so far, and, with notably rare exceptions, the funny is cumulative.
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Well said …
There’s not one controversial idea in [Rob Bell’s] Love Wins that is not clearly voiced as a real possibility by the most popular evangelical writer of the last century, C.S. Lewis.
They care that their perceived tribe is not in charge, and are animated by the fact that they imagine some other tribe is getting all of the goodies, but that doesn’t really have anything to do with “fiscal issues” as we generally understand them.
If you’re in the car but the view out the window never changes, then that car is probably up on blocks, with the weeds growing up around it.
It has to do with privilege. You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about? That’s the way it should be, and everyone else should be used to not getting what they want.
I would hedge that the best definition of tolerance comes from those in society who aren’t tolerated.
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