Friday, June 13, 2008

New ideas or good ideas?

Greg Anrig does a good job of taking apart a vacuous Time article attacking Obama's economic policies:

Why do policies have to be "new and transformative?" If they have proven be
effective in the past, doesn't that make them "good" as opposed to "not
necessarily bad." The conservative movement pushed for all kinds of new
and transformative ideas that led to one disaster after another.
Enough with

Since Obama is the candidate of "change", it seems some intellectually challenged journalists believe he must also be "new and transformative". In fact, what is really needed is change from the past 8 years. The US doesn't need transformative policy on every issue, it just needs good policy, which would be a vast improvement.

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