We have previously discussed, in these lonely pages, how economics is the eugenics of our time, a neatly fraudulent epistemology that serves principally to permit all the inhuman varieties of psychopathy to flourish in the all-permissive cannibalistic abattoir of pseudoscience. Thus, Yglesias:
In support of his view, Ferguson marshalls two arguments. One is to quote a constituent from a town hall meeting who reportedly said that the falling price of iPads doesn’t offset the increased price of food because “I can’t eat an iPad.” Which is true. But you also can’t send email from a banana or watch streaming video on a bag of rice. When electronics, communication technology, and entertainment get cheaper then you have more money left over for bananas.Well, there you have it. I sort of envision a world in which all children are in possession of a digital device that allows them to watch with keen, malnourished intensity as Sally Struthers pleads for their very own lives.