Saturday Sentiments


How can anyone, after a century like the one that just ended, ever give government the benefit of the doubt in anything? Ever? How can anyone trust any committee or board or commission or officer to ever do anything right without constant, unflinching scrutiny and publicity? How can anyone ever say that the majority can be trusted, or that a board or committee is better equipped to deal with anything?

- Tim Sandefur, in reaction to watching The Pianist


Its the simple principle of narrow interests (benefits) and diffuse costs.

- Benedict Baruch, in an elegant statement on the
fundamental economic principle behind all government action


Microsoft's Internet Explorer is a boil on the ass of the internet.

- Qiwi Lisolet, self-explanatory


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To be accurate, I should

To be accurate, I should have said "Microsoft's Internet Explorer is a boil on the ass of the World Wide Web."