The Electric Commentary

Monday, January 24, 2005

Moron-proofing

Danny points us to this TCS article on Social Security:

My first reaction to this line of argumentation was "Damn right! You had me at 'Americans are too stupid.'" The stupidity of the average American is a force not to be underestimated. It shapes our politics, molds our preferences, and controls our destiny. Our stupidity pours forth from our art and pop culture, poisoning the minds of foreigners not inured to its presence. It oozes from our newspapers, distorting everything in its path. Any argument that begins with the premise "Americans are stupid" is already halfway right.

Read the whole thing.

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