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Clinton and the Colonel

With apologies to the heirs and memory of the late, great Colonel Harland Sanders, I sent this letter today to the Wall Street Journal:

Whenever this economist
reads campaign advertisements masquerading as opinion pieces in
respectable newspapers – such as Hillary Clinton’s "My Plan for Shared
" in your edition today – I feel like I imagine Julia Child
must have felt whenever she heard Colonel Sanders brag about his
"secret recipe."  No matter how many primitive taste buds his recipe
satisfies at first bite, in the end it produces only uninteresting junk
food that’s hazardous to human health.

Donald J. Boudreaux

Of course, the good Colonel never forced anyone to eat his deep-fried delicacies.