• • Greed is good? The GOP seems to be okay with that.
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Capitalism |Syndicated | Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, delivering the Republican response [to the State of the Union address], offered an alternative that many voters might find cogent and unthreatening. He didn’t provide a lot of new ideas — basically, Daniels supports the same laissez-faire policies that got us into this crisis — but at least he didn’t sound like some kind of Ayn Rand acolyte who believes that economic Darwinism must always be allowed to run its course.