Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Labors of Hercules | National Review Online

The Labors of Hercules | National Review Online: "Ever since the extraordinary events of 2005, during which we learned that the incompetence of the backward, corrupt, thieving public institutions of Louisiana was the fault of George W. Bush, who was ritually denounced for Baton Rouge’s inability to meet Katrina, weather has become a political subject. When New York City was insufficiently quick to respond to a 2010 snowstorm, Paul Krugman snidely described the situation as “Bloomberg’s Katrina.” He later thought better of that, not quite managing to apologize but acknowledging: “I shouldn’t have been so casual about the comparison to New Orleans, where so many people actually died.” Having a Nobel prize means never having to say you’re sorry."

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