Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Anarchy receives Presidential acknowledgement.

I think we've crossed a significant threshold. To the best of my knowledge, no US President has ever explicitly defended government as beneficial from "voices who claim it is a sinister entity with tyranny always lurking around the corner". But government is just that, and has always been that. The opposition to the status quo is what has evolved - into a fervent and radical distrust of government in all forms and domains, so much so that the POTUS has to acknowledge it as a political threat. This is a good thing. We're at the table; and desperately begging college students not to join us will work about as well as ordering them not to oppose the Vietnam War did for Johnson and Nixon.


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