Kimball Corson: Our Truly Bad Leaders

Our Truly Bad Leaders

Kimball Corson

There was a day in America — specifically, before Reagan — when bad, evil and greedy men had to act covertly and put on a different public face. That is no longer true. Now they appear as they are and without pretense. Congressmen McConnell and Ryan come to mind first here. Although they are charged with protecting and acting in the public interest, they brazenly act contrary to it all the time, and in the interests of the wealthy. And for that, they are deemed and made leaders of congress and recognized as such.

They make no bones about their willingness to injure the public in favor those who pay their way. They plow ahead with their doings. They are corrupt and bought, yet hold high public office. They are proud of themselves and unabashed that they are properly viewed as corrupt and evil men. A judgment at large that they cannot escape. It is reflected often in their own facial expressions. Ryan, in twisted anxiousness. McConnell, in bland, wide-eyed indignation.

But to be sure these are evil men without pretense of being anything else. All they care about is their legislative goals and successes. They feel no remorse or need to apologize, the hallmarks of decent men. They are doers of dirt.

We can only hope that America can survive its political system until it comes to its senses.

Kimball Corson

Pago Pago, American Samoa
U Chicago, 3 year MA in PhD Program, 68 (all but dissertation finished), JD 71
Retired. Sailing the world

I am sailing around the world solo in my own sailboat. I have postgraduate degrees from the University of Chicago. I had the good fortune to study under seven Nobel Laureates and was a protege of Milton Friedman. I was a lawyer, too, and tried larger jury cases and handled appeals. I do not believe much in law or politics, but I do believe in economic forces. I like both physical and mental activity. I don’t suffer foolishness meant in earnest very gladly, but I love foolishness for its own sake. I value my freedom and independence highly. I am both outgoing and withdrawn. I am also lazy and a hard worker. I like my cat and the way she thinks. I don’t drink much or smoke at all. I view the world as my home and wish I could be a citizen only of the world. Much about the rest of what interests me can be gleaned from my website at http://sailblogs.com/member/thewanderer. I am sometimes busy, too, writing articles on economics sometimes for SeekingAlpha, the world’s largest economics and investment website. http://seekingalpha.com/author/kimball-corson. I have had over 100 articles in a row published by them. I have also authored a minor technical book or two that have been published. In the past, I have been elected into Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, The Cambridge Who’s Who of Intellectuals, etc. Oh, I have become fluent in Spanish. which doesn’t help in French Polynesia or too much of the rest of the world. I want to learn French more fluently, too, before I die, but need a good, prolonged full- emersion opportunity for that, which I might have to create for myself.

 

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