by Ralph Benko, Daily Reckoning.com:
Politicians — elected officials — are street smart rather than book smart.
If you care about influencing government policy it helps to know how they think.
Forbes contributor Nathan Lewis argues that:
“Too much is done today on the oral tradition. That is, literally, what it is. In this post-Gutenberg age, we have some better alternatives.
“Thus, we need what I call the ‘shelf of books,’ from different authors. It doesn’t have to be a big shelf. About twelve good books, recently written, would be enough.
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