There is a price for telling it like it is

Janet Daley of The Telegraph hits it out of the park: Was 2012 the year when the democratic world lost its grip on reality? Must we assume now that no party that speaks the truth about the economic future has a chance of winning power in a national election? With the results of presidential contests in the United States and France as evidence, this would seem to be the only possible conclusion. Any political leader prepared to deceive the electorate into believing that government spending, and the vast system of services that it provides, can go on as before - or that they will be able to resume as soon as this momentary emergency is over - was propelled into office virtually by acclamation. So universal has this rule turned out to be that parties and leaders who know better - whose economic literacy is beyond question - are now afraid even to hint at the fact which must eventually be faced. The promises that governments are making to their...(Read Full Post)