Urbin Report

Monday, March 08, 2004

Some interesting thoughts on the Reagan era:

Not to split hairs, but if Reagan scared us why did he win 49 states? Doesn't sound like a population that is scared, but one that recognizes strong leadership (see pilots strike, refusal to drop Star Wars at Rekjavik (sp?), etc). Many of his actions were pummeled in the press at the time, yet time has shown them to be true. Much like the 80's tax cuts resulted in increased investement, which in turn resulted in unprecedented productivity growth throughout the 90's. Yeah if the 80's were the decade of greed then the 90's need a new word for super-greed, after all that is when Enron, et al were doing their thing and internet companies took "poor grandmothers" for all their savings.