Sunday, February 29, 2004

Politicians Discuss Politics, not Economics

The more one listens to the Presidential candidates campaign the more one realizes that political campaigns are incapable of containing discussions regarding economics. When politicians lie to the voters they get elected. When politicians tell the truth it's called a "gaffe" and they apoligize profusely, hoping they haven't caused an early end to their career by speaking the truth. Thomas Sowell describes his view of the economist's role in educating the public, not just economics students, during an election year.