O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

quarta-feira, dezembro 15, 2004

O Pai Natal e os Políticos

No Cafe Hayek Don Boudreaux compara os políticos ao Pai Natal. Uma analogia apropriada dado o periodo festivo e a proximidade de eleições em em Portugal.

Shopping-mall Santas remind me of politicians. No joke.

Consider the similarities: each Santa sits upon a throne and receives from stangers demands for free goodies. Each child who asks for things from Santa asks for these somethings free of charge. Others ? Santa and his elves ? bear the full cost of supplying little Johnny with his bicycle and little Suzie with her doll. Therefore, from the perspective of each child, requests made to Santa are costless ? there?s no reason to hold back. Each child will request many more toys than he or she would buy if he or she had personally to pay the cost of making the toys.

posted by Miguel Noronha 9:05 da manhã

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