I love how Don Boudreaux links approvingly to this anti-rent-control story
in the New York Times
while still
marveling that “ZOMG how could such a story appear in the NYT?”
as though the New York Times was fracking Pravda. Just forgetting about the
underlying issue here, which is one where frankly there’s a lot of
possibility for a “liberaltarian” alliance under the right circumstances,
the inability of even a tenured professor at a prestigious (public!)
university to distinguish the New York Times from Fox News or Democracy
Now! is just so telling of the self-imposed mental rot that characterizes
so much contemporary right-wing wankery. It’s just screaming at a hate
object solely for the sake of rallying around the shibboleth.

The Myopia of the Right: A Case Study