This is a verbatim comment from a principled conservative economist friend who will remain nameless and blameless.
"Was at a Cato/Mercatus conference on The Way Forward in GSE Reform. I stood up and asked 'Every solution I have heard is just enriching government cronies and rent seekers. Is this all you've got?'Today I am reminded of the saying, 'if you don't have anything nice to say, then it's better to say nothing at all.'
Dead silence. Yes, it's all they got. Rent-seekers and heart-breakers."
Truly, there is none good but God.
Have a pleasant evening.