Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Return of Bride of Reductio Creep

As though to prove the point I made below (“Bride of Reductio Creep”), Ronald Bailey of Reason offers another example of the “bad ideas never die” syndrome. Bailey’s bottom line: “[N]o proposed regulation ever dies—its proponents just lie in wait for another crisis to justify ramming it down the throats of a temporarily alarmed populace. Thus do our liberties erode imperceptibly over time.”

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