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An Occupation for Cowards

Posted By Don Boudreaux On August 30, 2013 @ 9:19 pm In Other People's Money,Politics | Comments Disabled

By far, the profession that attracts into its ranks the highest proportion of two-faced shameless unprincipled and cowardly and often buffoonish egomaniacs is politics.  This reality is explained, in part, by the fact that politics – compared to other professions, legal and illegal – disproportionately rewards with success and garish ‘honors’ two-faced shameless unprincipled and cowardly and often buffoonish egomaniacs.  I reflect on politicians in my most recent column in the  [1]Pittsburgh Tribune-Review [1].  Here’s my closing paragraph:

Far from acting heroically by resisting interest groups’ pleas for special privileges – and by being mindful of the welfare of countless people, such as future taxpayers, who aren’t organized into clamorous political lobbies – the typical politician spinelessly promotes his or her own career by picking the pockets of others.

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