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Greg Hood and Chris Roberts talk about one of their favorite novels, A Confederacy of Dunces, and how it relates to America half a century after it was written.

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  1. Kurt Vonnegut lists the stupid beliefs that prove that conservatives are hapless hopeless useless idiots:

    Millions spent on public health are inflationary.

    That’s correct.

    Billions spent on weapons will bring inflation down.

    That’s correct.

    Industrial wastes, and especially those that are radioactive, hardly ever hurt anybody, so everybody should shut up about them.

    That’s correct.

    Industries should be allowed to do whatever they want to do: Bribe, wreck the environment just a little, fix prices, screw dumb customers, put a stop to competition and raid the Treasury in case they go broke.

    That’s correct.

    That’s free enterprise.

    And that’s correct.

    The poor have done something very wrong or they wouldn’t be poor, so their children should pay the consequences.

    That’s correct.

    The United States of America cannot be expected to look after its people.

    That’s correct.

    The free market will do that.

    That’s correct.

    The free market is an automatic system of justice.

    That’s correct.

    And so on.

  2. I’ll follow your suggestion and put the book on my reading list, some of the square peg life experiences you discussed hit close to home. Thanks.

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