Cat People is a horror film

I’m referring to the classic 1942 version, directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton.

But as explained in Reason magazine, it’s nowhere near as horrifying as this cat:

Read it and weep. Just one more sad casualty in the War on Drugs.



8 Responses to “Cat People is a horror film”

  1. Gravatar of Christian List Christian List
    11. February 2021 at 03:21

    I think it’s a double-edged problem between a mass of nit-picky, broadly interpretable laws and obvious abuse by law enforcement. When there’s abusiveness like that involved, it’s always going to be difficult, even if the laws are fine.

    It’s not just drug laws, the US has so many nit-picky laws, and then if you get a malicious law enforcement, then you really have a problem. On the other hand, competent law enforcement has a big problem when they don’t have any leeway.

    In Germany, it’s not quite as extreme, but it’s going more and more in the US direction.

    A few days ago I had a young mother with two little daughters aged 8 and 11. She is a single parent. One daugther has autism. The mother has rheumatism and has always smoked cannabis. She has grown 1-2 single cannabis plants on her balcony, for her own use against her pain. A vicious neighbor denounced her. The judge sentenced her to 3 years probation and 40 community service hours.

    If she buys cannabis from organized crime, overpriced, for money she doesn’t have, in mixed to poor quality, with all kind of junk mixed in, then she gets no sentence at all.

    If she gets cannabis from the pharmacy via a doctor’s prescription because of her rheumatism, then it’s even legal. But it’s so much bureaucracy. In addition, the cannabis in the pharmacy is extremely expensive, it costs high three-digit to four-digit amounts per month, which then is payed in full by the health insurance, or in other words: by the taxpayer.

    The mother took the best way, the low-cost way, the ecological way and simply grew the marihuana herself. And for this she is now being harassed and punished by law enforcement. Time to quote Hamlet: Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.

  2. Gravatar of Spencer B Hall Spencer B Hall
    11. February 2021 at 06:17

    Take out services and inflation is a horror show:

  3. Gravatar of Tacticus Tacticus
    11. February 2021 at 07:57

    Good thing services are by far the largest proportion of the US economy, then.

  4. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    12. February 2021 at 06:12

    Risk of inflation is becoming the talk of the town. The critiques of Powell as a “what me worry” guy is growing. Few are persuasive as the effects of inflation due the growing extreme deficit spending—-one way or the other.

    This is Scott’s intellectual comparative advantage. More of that, less history, less cats on drugs stories (less, not none) and more money illusion blogs—-please.

  5. Gravatar of Effem Effem
    12. February 2021 at 08:36

    Shouldn’t the Fed begin to speak in a much more balanced tone with 10y inflation expectations at 2.22% as i write this?

  6. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    12. February 2021 at 09:20

    Michael, As I’ve told you many times, this is my bad blog. My good stuff is at Econlog. It’s your own fault if you read this trash.

    Effem, The Fed’s doing fine. Just keep to the 2% AIT

  7. Gravatar of Spencer B Hall Spencer B Hall
    12. February 2021 at 10:24

    The administered price of oil would not be the actual market prices unless it is validated by monetary policy. Breakevens’ should have already peaked.

  8. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    15. February 2021 at 06:34

    Okay—-I read all your econlog material. I submit—meaning you are correct!

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