Northern Reflections: Power and Stupidity

Yesterday, Dan Gardiner repeated Lord Acton’s famous maxim: Power corrupts. But power does more than that, he wrote. It encourages stupidity. The Harper government’s omnibus budget bill is a case study in stupidity: Even among Conservatives, the unprecedentedly sweeping nature of C-38 produced some modest rumblings of discontent. The government could have responded by making ...