Stop the “Public Policy” Nonsense

News of this hilarious study by two professors from Princeton and Northwestern is sure to excite the booboisie.  It turns out– gasp– that John Q and Sarah Public have zero influence over government policy. We can only wish Mencken was alive to comment. What’s the next great revelation, your vote doesn’t count?

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Just for the record, there is not supposed to be a “policy” for society, the economy, or you as an individual. We’re supposed to be free.

Our humble advice: Ignore any individual or organization who casually uses the expression “public policy.” It’s a terrible example of statist language, and it necessarily implies the speaker’s acceptance of a host of evil assumptions. Libertarians especially have no business employing the phrase.  Worrying about public policy is like worrying about whether a Mafia hitman uses a garrote or a bullet.

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