by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World
Politicians act as if they control everything. Some probably believe their own speeches. It is a wonder that there has not been a movement on their part to repeal the laws of gravity. After all, life would be so much easier if that were done or at least the pull of gravity lessened.
Few politicians are stupid enough to claim they can repeal the laws of gravity. Many believe, or at least would like you to believe, they are able to amend the laws of gravity. In this sense the political world is little different from the Wizard of Oz. A flimsy curtain hides the lies and claims of the charlatans who wish to play God. Their power depends upon their being able to convince us that we would be worse off without their wisdom and laws.