A review of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.
The true believers soaked up Trump’s magnetism and left with a glow that the election will be his (and theirs). The failures of past candidates and the unwieldy intransigence of government bureaucracy are completely forgotten.
The federal government has two million employees, most of whom a president can’t fire. And that’s not the half of it. “Post-1960 Federal America has become a grotesque Leviathan by proxy, in which an expanding mass of state and local government workers, for-profit contractors, and nonprofit grant recipients administers a vast portion of federal money and responsibilities,” writes John J.DiIulio Jr. for the Washington Post.
If Republican voters think a Trump presidency will be four to eight years of “The Apprentice” on steroids, with Trump telling those who disobey or slack off “You’re fired,” they are as delusional as their hero.
Jim Grant chronicles how the market works marvels if left alone.
The dominant narrative about the 2008 crash focuses anger on Wall Street, said to be the heart of capitalism, as the culprit. It's neither; government intrusion has shaped the housing market and our cities for decades.
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