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Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 05:01 pm

More on statues limitations

 In a recent blog post about the recent agitations about Confederate statues, I cited disapprovingly the opinion of economist and gadlfly Tyler Cowen.

Cowen offered a fuller explication of his position in a recent column for Bloomberg News. In it he says in part, "I wouldn’t mind having a statute of limitations for public statues and monuments, so they are to be taken down eventually, unless they are part of an essential national core," Of course the problem in the U.S. is that substantial numbers of citizens cannot agree on what constitutes our "essential national core" worthy of commemoration. 

I'm not convinced, but as usual even his nonsense is thought-provoking. 

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