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Regular readers understand the contempt with which I hold the political class and those who elevate them to the status of gods. Many of the “attacks” I present here serve to lower the status of that class. Isn’t it perhaps plausible that rather than tearing the political class to pieces it would serve everyone’s interest better if folks like me tried to work hard to raise the status of elected officials?

In  my defense, I don’t actually see these as mutually exclusive propositions. Furthermore, I was, and remain persuaded by the Ku Klux Klan chapter in the orginal Freakonomics. I think that strategy can and should be more widely applied.

2 Responses to “Debating Myself, A Continuing Series”

  1. Harry says:

    It will be a lot of fun to dig out Freakonomics to discover the part Wintercow likes about its analysis of the KKK. No doubt Freakonomics is a compendium of what his students refer to as new ideas.

    Since Wintercow has already been soiled at the hands of the Koch brothers, he might ask Henry Regnery to publish a more enlightening, better-selling book than Freakonomics. Since Wintercow is a great headline writer, I will leave him to find a catchy title. I will buy two copies, and ask my library to buy a third.

  2. Michael says:

    Not related at all to the topic, but the title reminded me of this comedy bit:
    “I don’t want to go outside all by myself with nobody to talk to,” Costello protests. Abbot asks, “Why don’t you talk to yourself?” “I get too many stupid answers,” admits Costello.

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