Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Hubris of the West's Ruling Liberal Elite

Mira Kamdar has an opinion column in The Washington Post discussing the new Tato Nano car. This is a modern, effective vehicle that will cost $2500.00. It is evil. You can read her ideas here. The very fact that someone like her, an Indian intellectual working at a think tank in America, can try and dictate to people what they can/cannot purchase and use reeks of liberal do-goodism, and I know what is better for you. Actually, she is not trying to be do what is better for the individual, but what is better for the world.

It is like I always argued about the complaints of growth in Northern Virginia. It would be easy to stop, pass a law. But the politicians did not have the gumption. Perhaps rightly so.

For a related matter see this: Dear Third World Farmer...

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