Saturday, August 22, 2009

Potomac fever

What if you have an opportunity to serve in the government temporarily? The main observation I have is that you stand a good chance of permanent alteration from even a year or two in Washington. Potomac fever is contagious and incurable. I know one economist who deliberately hired an undocumented nanny as a commitment device to avoid the temptation of government.
--Robert E. Hall on a vaccine against government service

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