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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On January 15, 2014 @ 12:04 pm In Debt and Deficits,Gambling with Other's $,Other People's Money,Politics,Subsidies | Comments Disabled

… is from Holman Jenkins’s essay, “A Private Railroad Is Born [1],” in today’s Wall Street Journal:

We live in strange times. Circumstances have conspired to invite pols everywhere to spend money as if bills never come due – and to feel righteous about it. High-speed rail, for some, has become a religious sacrament. For others the appeal is less mystical. How much easier it is, after all, to borrow and squander untold billions on a bullet train than to enact immigration and labor policies that might actually save the Japanese economy. How much more pleasant for politicians in Washington and Sacramento to fret about high-speed rail than to pursue the pension, education and tax reforms the country actually needs.

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