Jeff Jacoby takes the seventh-grader’s approach to politics today by arguing that the “government which governs least, governs best.”Â I hope this meansÂ that he’s headed immediately for Somalia, where nongovernance has turned the nation into a libertarian paradise.
I’ve sent him a snippy letter, of course, and if it doesn’t make it into the Globe I’ll post it here later.
I understand that the WSJ has to appease the bloodthirsty maniacs who constitute its core audience, and that explains (but does not excuse) the publication of editorials denouncing civil rights and social security as the products of drunkenly irresponsible legislatures.
But is there any reason for Jacoby to get a podium in Boston? If the Globe is so hard up for cash, why not drop the waste of space and put the savings into articles on items of actual local interest by decent writers with worthwhile opinions, likeÂ Joel Brown?