Back in the bad old days of the Soviet Union, one of the tricks a dissident might attempt to communicate subversive ideas in a subtle way would be to quote a good paragraph or two from Adam Smith or Hayek, surrounded on either side by boilerplate propaganda about why this imperialist dogma is wrong. The perceptive reader would pick up on the sense of the excerpts from Adam Smith, and say, “Ah ha!”
So I think I may attempt something like that—or am I?—by wading into the controversy about . . . sexy Halloween costumes. The moralist right wonders why Halloween has become an excuse to legitimize sluttiness, while the feminist left complains about the objectification of women. Since we only cover the most important cultural issues, I thought Power Line should present the evidence neutrally: we report, you decide!
First up, a fireperson, apparently:
Confused again: Is this some kind of Brucelyn Jenner commentary?
If J.J. Abrams want to assure the success of the new Star Wars movies, he’ll go with this:
JOHN adds: I vote treat.