Men Like Gods
“One of the many conceits of politicians and economists is that they are somehow out of the ordinary. They are godlike, or so they pretend, having no other ambition but to make the world a better place.
Neither drink, nor meat, nor false witness cross their lips. They sweat for no material gain… and know no lust – save for the betterment of all mankind. They pass laws… they enact codes and regulations… they jiggle this lever and turn another – as if they were the masters of the whole human race, rather than mere parts of it.”