It's funny, yes, but at the same time there is a fundamental there I'm trying to figure out. I'll write more on it as well, but I've been amazed at the number of people who advocate some aspect of this ongoing government intervention in the economy. A recent Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by noted economists Oliver Hart and Luigi Zengales, entitled "Economists Have Abandoned Principle" articulates the same thing. I'm also seeing the same phenomena on a vast array of economics blogs.
Is the integration required to be able to trust Adam's Smith's invisible hand that much more difficult to make than the direct (although deeply flawed) action of government?