AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"smart power" I thought the thread was about utility meters
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I tend to judge people by the standard that they use judge others.
Your argument that we should not stand up to tyrants that use indiscriminate chemical weapon against their own civilian populations is a cop-out, the choice by you to let this pass is something you will have to answer to.
And if it is proven that the rebels were the ones using chemical weapons, would you feel the same? Would you justify their use by stating that they are fighting the regime, so it's okay? : Killing innocent children is never okay in my world!