Who runs the country?
On the Mises Wire, Jeff Thomas has penned a great article explaining who runs the country in America. This applies elsewhere.
“Behind the scenes, the great machine of government churns along, often in complete disregard to the president or his stated policies.”
“However, the media credits or lambastes the president of the day as though he and he alone is in charge of the country. Whatever happens is treated as his accomplishment or failure.
And, typically, presidents play into this—taking personal credit for perceived accomplishments within the country and disavowing blame for perceived failures.”
This writer alleges that the president does not have a great role to play in determining what happens in a country. Instead, look at what is being done by his handlers ‘men behind the curtain’ to get the true picture of what is going on.
Very insightful article.