Rulers the People Deserve?

Like proverbial fish,
Fearmongers and warmongers
Stink, many people think
From the head down


But in truth the guts stink first
And the viscera’s putrefaction
Encourages the heads
To rot opportunistically

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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