Friday, August 29, 2008

Talking Without Saying Anything

Ruben Navarrette has an excellent commentary on Obama's "confusing left-right economics" in last night's speech. Of course this characterization is referring to political ideology as it pertains to the role of government involving itself in the decisions of individuals. As Milton Friedman once remarked, there is only good economics and bad economics. I don't follow the election very much, but I am always amazed at how perfect of a classic politician Obama is, that he can talk for hours without saying anything. Navarrette's commentary is pushing at the contradictions, but these contradictions are really stemming from what must be the conscious and constant pursuit of meaninglessness.