Skip to comments.A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )
Posted on 10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT by george76
One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Whats pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasnt random.
You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They arent science fiction anymore.
What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert Litan found that during a market downturn, the regulations advocated by Senator Warren would potentially cost regular investors (Not wealthy) billions of dollars.
Ironically, most clear eyed level headed people recommend cost/benefit analysis for regulation, as long as it is hypothesis tested without confirmation bias. Regulations cost money because they limit freedom and change standards. But, sometimes society has an interest in that so the higher cost is worth it.
Within an hour of the organized attack by Senator Warren, Mr. Litan lost his job.
This is the danger of the social internet. It has awesome power to spread information and help people make better decisions. It helps people connect. It can help coordinate assets efficiently. But, in the wrong hands it can destroy people for simply exercising independent thinking. Independent thinking is what creates innovation.
Senator Warren must worship at the alter of Senator Joe McCarthy. Because that is the kind of politics she practices.
Brookings is usually considered a liberal think tank.
Then again, this “personal attack” WAS organized to keep liberals thinking the “right way” down on their government-paid plantations ....
Good article, great comments at this source
Anyone who ever trusts a liberal is a fool.
Thank You for this article, I am writing a business overview and this fits nicely...
Thanks again, explain later!
Misuse of Joe McCarthy in that article.
Paleface Lizzy Warren take scalp for money.
But been very burnt recently by a women...trying to accuse me of harassment.
Yeah, she's a liberal Dim...and will vote for Killary.
Well, just avoid that woman and move on. Don’t engage her. Be polite, and leave it at that.
Senator McCarthy is it?
What one really sees here is a typical pack attack conducted by elements of the Left, a tactic they have perfected over many years and many such operations. Sen McCarthy, in fact, was a victim, not the author, of one of their more successful hate campaigns in years past.
One more thing, dude. The correct word is "altar", not "alter". Buy a dictionary.
Pretty much what I’m doing...........
Sounds like a good old fashioned Borking.
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