Friday, April 10, 2009

People Want to Believe in Government

"President Obama wants to spend billions of dollars to stimulate the economy. He and his party believe this will create jobs, protect the poor, and help get the country out of a grave economic crisis. Welcome to life in modern Russia.

I’m teaching in St Petersburg for the next few months. But if the language weren’t different and the sets a little cheaper, you’d never know it from watching the nightly news. The policy wonks say a lot of the same things. Why are bad ideas so universally popular?"

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