Friday, July 24, 2009

On cults of personality

The economist on the cult of Obama and one branch of the cult itself.

This stuff makes my skin crawl. It is bad enough when people tie their hopes and dreams to musicians or actors, but politicians?

The president runs a large and important firm that happens to use a particularly odd method to choose its CEO and happens to have a legal monopoly on the provision of certain goods and services. Period. Yawn.