“Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.” Ayn Rand
September 26, 2008
Quote Of The Day: They’re Just Making Stuff Up Edition
by Doug Mataconis
About that $ 700 bailout ?
Yea, they’re not even sure the number is right:
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”
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