Diatribes of Jay

This is a blog of essays on public policy. It shuns ideology and applies facts, logic and math to economic, social and political problems. It has a subject-matter index, a list of recent posts, and permalinks at the ends of posts. Comments are moderated and may take time to appear. Note: Profile updated 4/7/12

30 December 2014

Our Species: Which Leaders? (A Visual Essay)

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  • At Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:13:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Which leader(s)are best for us to follow? Clearly it is Jesus at the top and center of your arrangement of photos. The next best three are displayed in your blog directly under him, in my opinion. Jesus's thoughts are why I vote him #1. However, the facts of his life being a son of a god are hard/impossible for me to believe as are many other magical things taught about him like resurrecting after being killed. Yet I like his teaching of love and respect for all, turning the other check, etc......But how many, especially the Christian "true believers" actually practice what Jesus taught? Not many at all. The Amish are very far from perfect, especially in some of their business practices, but at least they sometime practice what they preach, which I can respect.

    Happy New Year! Rod H.

  • At Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:12:00 PM EST, Blogger Jay Dratler, Jr., Ph.D., J.D. said…

    Dear Rod,

    I couldn't agree with you more. If we all thought of Jesus as the best political leader in human history, rather than as some sort of supernatural phenomenon that no mortal can emulate, we might have a world much more like Paradise on this our Earth.

    My detailed views on that point can be read here.

    Happy 2015!



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