I forgot to tell you what inspired this little vacation of mine in the first place, didn't I? Fact is, as much as I love my job I suspected I was getting just a tiny bit burned out, and this was confirmed last week when a story I wrote on drug asset forfeiture went online. I said nothing that would be a surprise to any libertarian: you can lose your property without even being accused of a crime, the cops get to keep most of what they confiscate which provides corruptive incentives, and so forth.
Next day I got a condescending e-mail chastising me for not mentioning how this whole asset-forfeiture thing is a government plot to drive up drug prices and help the rich get richer and so forth.I am now getting letters accusing me of having too much faith in our government.
That's when a libertarian knows she needs to take a few days off to let her batteries recharge.