Will Wilkinson has noticed a common theme in recent silly utterances by Senator Barack Obama (the smarter senator from Illinois) and Benjamin Barber (U of MD prof): Republican proposals on Social Security are meant to implement Social Darwinism (eek!) and/or state-of-nature anarchy (aieeee!). Will comments:
[T]hese are signs of the sickness at the heart of contemporary liberalism: the inability or unwillingness to recognize the cooperative market order -- our system of mutual benefit based on ownership and exchange -- as the primary source of American prosperity, security, and solidarity.
Good stuff. Democrats would be taking a big step forward if they'd shake off their musty socialistic sentiments. Will's blog The Fly Bottle is a daily stop for me.