At a standard political hot-air snoozefest, a typical politician was making the usual empty promises that his inspired plan for spending taxpayer dollars would bring huge economic and cultural benefits to the rest of us. Magic Multipliers, right?
I turned to a fellow standing next to me, who happened to be a lawyer, and remarked that these political claims were demonstrably false. Could we not sue the politician for false advertising?
The lawyer laughed and laughed. When he caught his breath, he asked “Who do you think writes the laws? Of course they exempt themselves.”