We Need Fewer Rulers and More True Leaders

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Patrick Carroll

“With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the British Commonwealth is entering a time of transition not seen in 70 years. What’s clearly mapped out is who will get the crown. What’s not so clear is the future of the monarchy as an institution. At times like these, questions inevitably arise that are otherwise deemed too inconsequential to ask. What practical purpose does the monarchy fulfill, exactly? What are the powers of the head-of-state, and why should one person be given these powers? But perhaps we should step back and ask a more preliminary question first: why should we care?” (09/09/22)