Alex Massie

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Nurse Bloomberg reveals all:

"Nobody knows exactly what they should do, but anything is better than nothing," New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Bloomberg assuredly knows much more about high finance than I do. Nonetheless, one should treat ideas and policies that have bipartisan backing with an extra level of scepticism. They are especially likely, after all, to function as a conspiracy against the public interest even as they claim, of course, to be furthering it. Equally, the notion that just because something must be done and this is something so let's do this does not seem an entirely persuasive response to the current financial troubles...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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