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Monday, June 22, 2009


Oh, to be "bought off"

As much as I hate to quote the odious Tom Friedman, and most of the time I avoid actually reading his column at all, this caught my eye in his latest effort:
"The Islamic Revolution...has used its oil wealth...to buy off huge swaths of the population with cheap housing, government jobs and subsidized food and gasoline."
Oh, to have a government which would "buy me off" in such a way.

By the way, Friedman might have added health care to his list of the ways the government "buys off" its people as well.

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