Friday, 22 May 2020

"The greatest problem in politics is what we call the Crisis Crisis—the never-ending series of crises, real or imagined, that are hyped by the media and lead to cures too often worse than the disease." #QotD


"The greatest problem in politics is what we call the Crisis Crisis—the never-ending series of crises, real or imagined, that are hyped by the media and lead to cures too often worse than the disease. It’s a perpetual problem because it’s so deeply rooted in human psychology, as Robert Higgs explained in a 2005 essay, 'The Political Economy of Fear.' 
    “'To tell people not to be afraid is to give them advice that they cannot take,' Higgs wrote. 'Our evolved physiological makeup disposes us to fear all sorts of actual and potential threats, even those that exist only in our imagination. The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature. They exploit it, and they cultivate it'.”

          ~ John Tierney on 'The Politics of Fear'
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