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Seeing the Economy Everywhere May 2, 2009

Posted by Beth in Politics.
The Government and the Economy

The Government and the Economy

I continue to be appalled by the massive increase in the role of government into our private lives. The number of people who are protesting this on blogs and at T.E.A. Parties is encouraging, but it seems as though the bulk of U.S. citizens do not find this intervention alarming. It’s hard to get a sense of what proportion welcome these intrusions, and how many are silently acquiescing. It is to the latter that I dedicate my remakes of H.T. Webster‘s delightful depictions of Caspar Milquetoast. The B&W portions are Webster’s. My additions are in red.

Waiting for the Taxman

Waiting for the Taxman

(HT to Gus Van Horn for alerting me to Webster’s work.)


1. Beth - May 4, 2009

Looking at my additions—I need to qualify that not ALL laws are to be included in the destructive hurricane which has wrecked the economy–just the ones which violate individual rights as all too many of the laws which attempt to control the economy do.,

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