Monday, February 18, 2013

  1. "I oppose the ban on 16 oz. sodas and will break the law drinking one in
    my announcement press conference. This is the Nanny State taken to the
    extreme. Mayor Bloomberg should not decide what we eat and drink or
    subject us to a body search without probable cause, a sad erosion of our
    civil liberties. Big Brother is upon us….
    As someone who worked as the Vice President of Operations a $2 Billion
    Hedge Fund, I made a nice living on Wall Street before opening the
    escort agency that supplied high-end call girls for Attorney general and
    Governor Eliot Spitzer. I know how the economy works. I’ve read Von
    Mises, Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek. I understand the barriers
    to growth and what creates wealth. I think economic growth is
    paramount. I believe a rising tide lifts all boats….”
    Kristen Davis, website announcement of NYC Mayoral candidacy .
    You can’t make this stuff up.
    Will she be drinking Coke or Pepsi?
    Bloomberg has announced that having pot will be considered a violation, not a misdemeanor or felony…and that is progress.
    Davis’ libertarian call for pot legalization will eventually see fruition.
    The Bloomberg/Kelly preemptive policing, the stop-and-frisk policy is more complex.
    Bloomberg makes the case that this policy has lowered the violent crime in the city.
    And the stop-and-frisk has been made less rigorous…i.e. the pot possession change.
    Davis’ advocacy of legalizing prostitution also has strong positive arguments, but will not become reality in most of our lifetimes.
    Davis’ says she has read Von Mises, Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek.
    I’ve also read these libertarian true believers.
    But that doesn’t mean I agree with them.
    Davis should also read Keynes , J.Kenneth Galbraith, and his son’s James (U.of Texas economist), Robert Reich, and other liberal economists.
    It’s good to be well-rounded, informed and educated in these matters.

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