“Starve the Beast” Theory in One Sentence

Krugman’s leeches analogy today spurs me to comment:

If the police department in your town is doing a bad job and the crime rate is high, the obvious solution is to cut funding for the police department!

Sounds a lot like bloodletting theory, dontcha think? We’ll just drain off the bad blood! It’s so simple and obvious!

Cross-posted at Angry Bear.

  1. simple don
    January 25th, 2013 at 08:22 | #1

    You might add ’and promote the incompetent cops to run the department.’

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