Friday, September 26, 2008

"I Don't Care About the Economy," Part 2

Here's what we meant to say the first time:

It must be easy to not care about the economy -- perhaps seductively so -- when your job is effectively insulated from market forces.  There are very few such jobs, and most of them belong to government employees.  The most effectively insulated, both from cost-cutters and from Monica Goodling-style political correctness, are those in the military.

So maybe that's why a career officer in the middle ranks can say he doesn't care about the next president's economic policies or advisors.  But the rest of us cannot.

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