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18 June 2004
Matthew Yglesias responds to the laments of his elders regarding slovenly men:
Free marketers like Sullivan and Volokh are too blinded by ideology to see the compelling need for government intervention. A temporary regulatory solution could help us resolve this mess. For the next five years, say, straight women must “insist on only dating hot guys” (we’ll have to empanel a “Federal Hot Guy Commission” consisting of “shallow, beauty-obsessed [gay] males” to rank everyone) and see if the hot guy supply increases in response. For shame, Matt. What kind of liberal asks the government to stick its nose into the little black books of its citizens, when good old-fashioned taxing and spending can yield the same results?
see also Belle Waring and Ezra Klein