To Badly Go

by Don Boudreaux on February 23, 2010

in Entertainment, Politics

This morning I heard on a local DC radio station an interview with a tourist who complained that Washington’s “scripted” inhabitants “have no real understanding” of the economic situation of ordinary Americans.

I agree with the tourist’s assessment, but unlike her I’m not disappointed.  You see, to visit DC expecting to find people engaged in serious discussions of economics is like visiting a Star Trek convention expecting to find people engaged in serious discussions of astrophysics.  Perhaps a handful of the celebrities and costumed performers are familiar with real science, but their overwhelming object is not to help their public deal with reality but, rather, to escape it.

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