"Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it." -from Donald Trump's acceptance speech.Boy, does America need a good dose of Hayek right now.
Nothing is more misleading, then, than the conventional formulae of historians who represent the achievement of a powerful state as the culmination of cultural evolution: it as often marked its end. In this respect students of early history were overly impressed and greatly misled by monuments and documents left by the holders of political power, whereas the true builders of the extended order, who as often as not created the wealth that made the monuments possible, left less tangible and ostentatious testimonies to their achievement.--From F.A. Hayek's The Fatal Conceit.-RW