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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The French Are Screwing Themselves over yet Again

This post on Samizdata.net serves as a reminder not to let paranoia infect your political views.

1. How can you study the politics of the universe if you aren't familiar with the rest of the universe yet?

2. Bill Gates probably hates the IRS for taking his bazillions of dollars every April 15, so I don't think he'd be involved in a conspiracy -- on the same side as them.

3. The French, by amending the constitution to protect the environment, have just ruined their own economy by banning deregulation. That means that, if environmental regulations become too strict and suffocate businesses, too bad. Nothing you can do to change it. Furthermore, the parties all voted opposite their political beliefs.

There you have it: three reasons to vote and keep the loonies out of politics.