Posts tagged ‘power’

Power Corrupts

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Lord Acton

Why don’t people make fun of the “efficient governments” hypothesis? The libertarian argument is not that markets are perfect, it’s that politicians are even more short-sighted.


Rhode Islanders! More of your tax dollars at work with crony capitalists: 38 Studios: Curt Schilling’s Crony Capitalism Debacle. Sheesh.

Because politicians are just so good at predicting the future and as venture capitalists, using YOUR money. Enough.

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4 Stories about Washington DC: Compare and Contrast

Sally Quinn announces the end of power in Washington,” by Sally Quinn, The Washington Post, June 7, 2012

Speaking of outdated archetypes, Greg Gutfeld “rips ‘relic of a dying era’ Howard Dean over Netroots Nation remarks.” Dean’s whole speech sounded like he thought Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Cliches was a how-to guide for public speaking.

Confirmed: The Death of the Cool,” by Ed Driscoll, June 11, 2012

Our Celebrity President,” by Mark Steyn, NRO, June 9, 2012

Bubble on the Potomac,” by Andrew Ferguson, Time, May 26, 2012

And bonus video about why NYC is soooooo much cooler:

(Psssst, Anna. You’re not cool….)

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