Monday, February 3, 2014

Presidential Hubris in the State of the Union Address

 More email from Richard Ebeling:
Dear Bob,
I have a new article on the news and commentary website, "EpicTimes," on "Presidential Hubris in the State of the Union Address."
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama focused on his intention to follow a policy of micro-management. At one level this means that since he cannot expect to gain Congressional approval for his "big" legislative goals, he will go around Congress to use "executive orders" to implement marginal changes in society that he wants.
Which gets to the second level of his micro-management. Every element in his address focused on his arrogant belief that he knows how people should live their lives in a wide variety of policy areas.
He shows himself to be what Adam Smith, long ago, called "the man of system" -- the social engineer -- who believes himself fit to move people about as if they were mere pawns on "the great chess-board of society." The full article is here:

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