Thursday, 8 September 2011

Ross Gittins on The Politics of Self-interest

Ross Gittins is one of my favourite economics writers. He really has some interesting things to say.

By coincidence, the other day, while pondering the Tea Party movement, I was thinking of the famous John F Kennedy line "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".

Then Ross Gittins wrote the oped Politics of self-interest feeds the inner beast. Ross quotes from President Kennedy when discussing politicians exploiting cost of living issues. I think the article is well worth a read.

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