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The Hot-Air Barrier: A Major Reason for the Infeasibility of Representative Government

Between the would-be, public office-holder on the one hand and the citizen in general and voter in particular on the other, lies a huge barrier that precludes the establishment of any rational connection. Think of genuine “representative government” on anything other than a very small scale as a practical impossibility. Many reasons explain the...
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Man-Bites-Dog Story: A Politician Speaks the Truth

Testifying today before the House Financial Services Committee, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took some well-deserved flak for the Fed’s power-grasping attempt to gain even greater control over the nation’s financial institutions. People who have progressed beyond Political Science 101 understand, of course, that congressional hearings are rarely anything more than propaganda theater. From time to time, however, the unfathomable human element bursts...
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Onion News Network on Compulsory Childhood Politics as Community Service

In the following video, “Human Rights Group Campaigns to End Use of Child Politicians in Africa,” the Onion News Network brilliantly satirizes the hypocrisy and shallowness of politics, compulsory education, government-mandated childhood community service, child abuse, and the view that children should be groomed to seek political office. Human Rights Group Campaigns To End...
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