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.