Avik Roy and I went back and forth by e-mail throughout the day yesterday about my blog post on his article. I still thought he was wrong.
But what convinced me was the comment on my post by "Handle." I probably can't say it better than Handle and so I won't try. The key word that I somehow missed was the government official's word "balance." Read Handle's whole comment. It's worth it.
I could go on and on and try to excuse myself or say that Avik didn't say it clearly enough, blah, blah, blah, but why bother? I missed that key word, plain and simple.