Realize that since you live in a democracy it is you, the individual, who is ultimately responsible for the governance and leadership of the nation. You are responsible for picking the people in society to lead us and therefore it behooves you to inform and educate yourself about which people and which governmental policies are best for the country and the best for our future. Unfortunately, this decision is ALWAYS obscured, confounded, and blurred by politics, corruption, and just plain evil. People who couldn’t care less about the future of the country, look to politics for an easy and lifelong career. People who are immoral look to government as a means to enrich themselves. People who are just plain power hungry egomaniacs become politicians instead of selfless, altruistic statesmen. And the way these amoral scum get into office is very simple – they lie.
They lie about reality. They lie about the economy. They lie about their intentions. They lie about lying. It is nearly impossible to tell who is telling the truth, let alone what precisely is the truth. But there is a way to cut through all the propaganda, deceit, and falsehoods – economics.