Bipedal mammals

posted by
January 30, 2013
Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"Of course, no modern person consciously thinks of himself or herself as one who regards the bipedal mammal called 'President' as possessing powers to work miracles. But I suspect, quite strongly, that there is today at work, even in our modern world, the same unfortunate human instincts that for eons directed the human psyche to believe that Pharaohs and Kings and Queens and Maharajahs and Popes and other potentates somehow, to some degree, are superior to ordinary people in personal powers and wisdom and strength and courage and access to the divine." (01/29/13)  

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