Jim Collins on “First Who, Then What”. “We live in a “what” culture. We ask political candidates, what are you going to do about [education or foreign policy or the budget or whatever]? We ask aspiring entrepreneurs, what’s your great idea? We ask young people, what career will you choose? We ask mentors, what job should I take? We ask, what should we do to solve a pressing problem? Not that these are bad questions, but they’re secondary to the question of who.”
Donald Boudreaux: “People who seek political power are, with exceptions too rare to matter, never to be trusted; at best, such people are vain and officious busybodies. People who actually achieve political power are to be trusted even less than those who seek it without success; winning elections requires a measure of deceitfulness and Machiavellian immorality that no decent person comes close to possessing.”
Watched: The Trial of the Chicago 7. Relevant in the context of the recent US events.