Practical definition: Hubris

Posted by Marc Hodak on August 30, 2010 under Collectivist instinct, Patterns without intention | Be the First to Comment

From a speech today:

“Every single day, I’m pushing this economy forward, repairing the damage that’s been done to the middle class over the past decade and promoting the growth we need to get out people back to work,” Obama said.

No statement better reflects the fatal conceit.

Contrast with this, from one of Hayek’s discliples:

There were two great triumphs, two things that I’m proudest of.  One is the economic recovery, in which the people of America created — and filled — 19 million new jobs.

Good god, what a difference.

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