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I don't know why the 14th century plague is relevant. It would have been no consolation to trilobytes or dinosaurs to understand that life thrives and evolution of new species is fastest after a mass extinction.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 18th, 2005 at 09:41:10 AM EST
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