WaPo celebrates the new American Dream, the 100 sq. ft. house. As described by Jim Treacher:
Barbie’s Lowered Expectations House. Put that thing in Flyover Country and cue the Palin jokes. Put it in northeast DC and it magically becomes a fashion statement.
It’s odd… You only read stories about how great it is to be poor, how empowering it is to settle for less, when a Democrat is president. If a Republican was in charge, would WaPo be doing stories about how awesome it is to live in a breadbox?
They’re just trying to prepare you for the inevitable crash. Their ideas don’t work and they know it, so now all they can do is try to make you think their failure is somehow a statement of principle.
Get ready for many more reminders from our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media that we don’t know how good we’ve got it. And if we want to hang onto what little we have left, we’d better keep electing Democrats.
They think you’re stupid, America. And look how stunningly you just proved them right.
Readers with a memory that extends back two or even three years may recall the NYT, followed by the rest of the media, suddenly running articles about the joys and benefits of being unemployed: more time to spend with children, a chance to study poetry at the community college, do a little fishing in the afternoon (yes, JRH, that activity list is culled from Das Kapital“) – what an opportunity; thanks, Mr. Obama! There’s a certain comfort in knowing that many of those same New York Times writers and editors will soon have a chance to see for themselves how much fun enforced leisure time is*, but otherwise, I’d prefer a functioning economy.