Air Conditioning

Last night Brink Lindsey picked up on the 100th anniversary of air conditioning, on which there was an article in Wednesday’s Washington Post. Certainly, as he says, a triumph of “the Baconian project of power over nature.” I hate heat and humidity, and the confluence thereof, so I fully agree, and celebrated yesterday. My only regret from this manifestation of human ingeneuity and creativity is the well-documented consequent growth of federal government because folks don’t have to skedaddle from Washington for as long as they used to in the summer.