Friday, April 1, 2011

Confucius Analect of the Week, April 1, 2011

“If an urn lacks the characteristics of an urn, how can we call it an urn?”  (James R. Ware, Chapter VI, Verse 25)

Is “honest politician” an oxymoron?

Are self-interested politicians and government officials serving the public interest?

Richard Darman, George H. W. Bush’s Budget Director, knew how to distinguish between an urn and a non-urn when he proclaimed “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it meets the duck test.”

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