by Gary Christenson, Miles Franklin:
Attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.” Possibly another person made the statement.
Regardless, why do governments and individuals persist with stupid or insane actions?
Stupid and insane actions are relative to the observer. Something may appear stupid and insane, but it could make sense to other people with different values and perspectives. Debt-based fiat currency units, out-of-control entitlements and huge expenditures for the military/industrial/security complex are examples of financial insanity. Some disagree.