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hardhead

[′härd‚hed]
(metallurgy)
A hard white deposit formed during tin refining by liquation.
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Contrary to the popular wisdom that all catties are bottom feeders, sail cats--unlike their cousins the hardhead catfish--feed throughout the water column.
The premises of that assault can be traced to the Chicago school philosophy associated with Milton Friedman and, more recently, Robert Lucas: government is the source of social injustice; "growth-oriented policies" must be associated exclusively with "market forces." Such is the lingua franca of most public economic discussion today, in which the highest compliment paid to a strategy is that it is "hardheaded," and thus in pleasing contrast to the sentimentality of churchmen whose nostrums would, if put into practice, further depress the very people they profess to champion.
At the peak of the hardhead graph is Reaganomics, andthe results are scarcely encouraging.
Undeterred by this dradful record, the Leadership Counciltakes the hardhead road once more.
Beyond Weitzman's idea, the Leadership Council's visionof democratic capitalism consists primarily of hardhead talk: cut social spending as a way of reducing deficits, leave the military budget alone, raise taxes.
The central feature of the Leadership Council's draft planis the quintessential Democratic contribution to hardhead thought: the average American is spending too much for either her, his or the country's good.