in Sociopaths in Power: Politics, Government, and Corporations

The Wisdom Deficit: Why Our Leaders are Fools

Most democracies today are led by dangerous fools. Some appear more intelligent and wiser than others, and some are obvious dolts, but few have the wisdom needed to respond to today’s challenges.

There are two reasons for this that I’ll get into, but what do I mean by ‘fools?’ I mean that they lack wisdom, obviously, but what does that mean? It means they do stupid and selfish things that degrade the country’s ability to survive, never mind thrive, by harming and cheating citizens.

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