Friday, May 18, 2012

Our Pols are Marketers, Not Leaders

David Brooks explains where America and Europe are failing.
The people who pioneered democracy in Europe and the United States had a low but pretty accurate view of human nature. They knew that if we get the chance, most of us will try to get something for nothing. They knew that people generally prize short-term goodies over long-term prosperity. So, in centuries past, the democratic pioneers built a series of checks to make sure their nations wouldn’t be ruined by their own frailties.
Read it all. He hits the nail right smack on the head.

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