Why the Worst Rise to the Top in Politics

Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 years, 9 months ago to Politics
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" Hayek himself wrote, “The probability of the people in power being individuals who would dislike the possession and exercise of power is on a level with the probability that an extremely tenderhearted person would get the job of whipping-master in a slave plantation.”

"Cuomo’s rise and New York’s COVID-19 saga prove Hayek right and leaves us with a clear lesson: So long as we entrust massive amounts of power to the government, we will continue to unintentionally place our fate in the hands of the worst among us. However, by leaving more of our problems to be solved by the private sector and civil society, we can ensure that true innovators and moral leaders are the ones leading us forward."
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  • Posted by $ 3 years, 9 months ago
    Most already know what I call it. It's my favorite word: Kakistocracy...with an, "And" instead of an, "or".
    Governed by the "Worst" AND "Least Qualified".

    Free market capitalism can replace much of the power of government so that only once needed, we could call upon it to protect the many communities of individuals from within or without and then go quietly into the night until needed again...if ever.
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