Jonathan Jones Politics Page

Three characteristic faults of politicians

  1. Politicians believe that they know better than ordinary people.
  2. Politicians believe that changing the law changes reality.
  3. Politicians believe that market forces don't apply to government actions.

Three political principles

  1. The way to find out what people really want is to watch what they do, not to listen to what they say.
  2. You cannot control private behaviour, and should not even try.
  3. Economics is not a zero-sum game.