The new President of Indonesia likes to be thought of as a man of intellect. Recently he held an event where a film was shown which contrasted the view of two thinkers on the role of government.
When asked which thinker he agreed with, the now man now elected President declared that his view was “somewhere between the two”. A typical politician’s reply, so why do I think this man represents ‘progress’ in the political world?
Well the two thinkers in the film were not (say) Karl Marx and J.M. Keynes – the two thinkers shown in the film were J.M. Keynes and F.A. Hayek.
Believe me, in the context of politics, this is progress.