Monday, June 09, 2008

Schumpeter on Politicians

Since we're posting quotes today, here are two more credited to Joseph Schumpeter (from Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek):

Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with keeping in the saddle that they can't bother about where they go.

A statesman is the criminal who works with phrases instead of with the burglar’s jimmy.

I've never seen these but apparently nothing has changed since the 1940s.

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