January 26, 2010

WHY WON'T AMERICANS AND ECONOMISTS LISTEN TO THE BRIGHTS?:

Too Dumb to Thrive (Joe Klein, January 25, 2010, TIME: Swampland)

Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. [...]

So, two thoughts:

1. The Obama Administration has done a terrible job explaining the stimulus package to the American people...especially since there have been very few documented cases of waste so far.

2. This is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed...and, for those watching Fox News, misinformed.

It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2010 5:09 PM
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