Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The US economy’s hidden agenda?

Funny thing: it seems neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has a hidden agenda to restructure the economy, or any worry that the pleasing solutions they’re promising will work. Still, even in a straightjacket, the presidency sure is a better prize now than it was four years ago. 

If Obama wins, he could go down in history as a mediocre salesman and a great president. If Romney wins, he’ll likely get re-elected. And neither party will have to modernize their thinking.

How could such unearned, good fortune return to Washington?

An economic boom in 2015 would nicely do the trick. 

Good times without a comprehensive new policy? It doesn’t feel fair. Yet, life isn’t fair, is it?

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