Soviet-style deceitful planning

We should not confuse physical sciences with social sciences. And we need to beware of Soviet-style bureaucratic planners in government who conceitedly think that they are smarter than the rest of us.

The tip-off to their wrong-headed ideas and inevitable misjudgment comes from the deceptiveness with which they devise and promote their schemes. They cannot be honest with us about their ultimate intentions, for we would immediately reject them.

In the link below, Paul R. Gregory, a Hoover Institute scholar explains this using the recent Jonathan Gruber stupidity as a poster-boy case for political conceit and deception. Thanks to George Leef of the Pope Center in Raleigh, N. C. for bringing this to our attention:

http://www.hoover.org/research/fatal-conceit-jonathan-gruber

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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