Can voters in free nations be trusted to make the difficult long-term choices for their societies at the expense of personal short term gain? Dan looks at this issue from first a U.S. and then a global perspective.
1. “Promises they can’t keep” by Robert Samuelson for the Washington Post, January 9, 2008.
2. “Tata Nano-world’s cheapest new car is unveiled in India” by Ashling O’ Connor, The Times, January 11, 2008.