It’s election season again. The inflated promises and self-aggrandizing statements of political candidates assaulting our eyes and ears at every turn puts me in mind of the late comedian/social critic George Carlin’s cautionary assessment: “Governments don’t want an intelligent population because people who can think critically can’t be ruled. They want a public just smart enough to pay taxes and dumb enough to keep voting and electing corrupt politicians.”

Robert Hebert

economist

Baton Rouge