Ben Stein's winning essay about losing

Instapundit links to a Ben Stein column:

As a casual observer of what makes this country work and what stops it cold, I hereby offer a few suggestions on how we can ruin American competitiveness and innovation in the course of this century. I think the reader will agree with me that we are already far down the road on many of them...

Highly recommended. Ben Stein seems to agree to a certain extent with Steve Sailer about our "suicidal immigration policy;" maybe Reynolds should clarify his position.

On a completely different note, this is pretty funny.