Monday, January 9, 2017

Political Disclosure for the Talking Class

No place for beginning or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance
No place to be ending
But somewhere to start

It is telling that statists seek to regulate potential conflict of interest in certain professions such as finance, but shy away from regulating conflicts of interest among the talking class--namely journalism, education, and entertainment.

What if all journalists, for example, were required to reveal their political affiliations and contributions alongside all communications that they produce for public consumption?

As people continue to wake up to the political slant emanating from the talking classes, perhaps they will demand such not from the strong arm of government, but as a condition for voluntary exchange in free market systems.

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