John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Here's a great article from Asymmetrical Information: Why is oil policy so wrongheaded? I'm not sure that I agree with a lot of what the guy has to say, but I love the last few lines:

Our politics have a long, toxic tradition of candidates' and voters' mutual infantilization. The politicians treat an election, or an office, as the worst thing one can lose, and promise to fix everything with a trick that won't require any actual work by us; we vote for people who tell us fairy tales that would excuse us from any heavy lifting if they were true, and excuse us from confronting downers and grownup responsibilities if we pretend to believe. This game is being played at a really frenzied level around gas prices, and the mix of ignorance and plain mendacity both parties are wallowing in is--this is really amazing--neck and neck with the immigration performance in the theater next door.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
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