make the market efficient

The market is your God, and you shall put no other value before the market. If that means children starve, God gave us free will precisely so we can follow the market and watch children starve.

Jonathan Chait on Republican Nihilism:

The question isn’t whether the Republican Party has any ideas. The question is whether the party has any relevant ideas.

Read about the history of conservatives opposing insane progressive ideas, such as women’s suffrage and child labor laws.)

“Woman suffrage would give to the wives and daughters of the poor a new opportunity to gratify their envy and mistrust of the rich. Meantime these new voters would become either the purchased or cajoled victims of plausible political manipulators, or the intimidated and helpless voting vassals of imperious employers.” —Former Republican President Grover Cleveland

Endless right-wing visions of apocalypse…