• I like this sentence

    (A Cowen-esque post because, as does so much of his blogging style, it works.)

    Just as better brakes on a train or car enable it to travel safely at higher speeds, so may constitutional limitations increase the power potentially available to a state in its hour of crisis.

    — Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media (page 11)

    UPDATE: I was very tired when I wrote this short post. It had a lot of typos.