Back from vacation, catching up on reading, I’m struck by a few odd things:
Monday’s NY Times actually got some things right.
First, the front page carried A STORY that said it might be good to let the free market prevail in housing!
There is a growing sense of exhaustion with government intervention. Some economists and analysts are now urging a dose of shock therapy that would greatly shift the benefits to future homeowners: Let the housing market crash. When prices are lower, these experts argue, buyers will pour in, creating the elusive stability the government has spent billions upon billions trying to achieve.
Well, duh, yes. It might have taken months, but it’s nice to see that even some at the Times get it...eventually.
Then there’s THE ARTICLE about Craigslist blocking sex ads:
Craigslist, by shutting off its “adult services” section and slapping a “censored” label in its place, may be engaging in a high-stakes stunt to influence public opinion… using the word “censored” suggests that the increasingly combative company is trying to draw attention to its fight with state attorneys general over sex ads and to issues of free speech on the Internet.
A company going up against the statists? It’s about time.
And today at CATO @ LIBERTY there was more on that.
Finally, the TIMES REPORTS:
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency actually consented to showing posters that include pictures of guns!
The Second Amendment Foundation “spent some $10,000 to have the posters, which feature a woman armed with a shotgun, hung at bus stops across the city. The poster’s red type reads, “A violent criminal is breaking through your front door. Can you afford to be unarmed?”
The group printed the posters after learning that movie posters for the film “The Other Guys,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, had been altered to comply with the transit agency’s policy. At box offices, on billboards and in bus stops across the country, the movie’s poster depicted the actors with guns in each hand.
On posters here, though, the guns were replaced with more innocuous pepper spray canisters, police badges and bare hands.
When Alan Gottlieb, founder the Second Amendment Foundation, read on a gun law blog that Mr. Wahlberg and Mr. Ferrell had been stripped of their weapons, he promptly had 16 posters printed to promote the group’s gun rights policy conference…
To his surprise, the posters were installed last week.
Wow. Even in San Francisco.
MCDONALD VS. CHICAGO has had its effect. Of course the Times ended its story this way:
“I don’t want to see guns,” said Zsuzsanna Legradi, a 42-year-old gardener. “No one should have guns. It is bad enough that people have knives.”