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Humans are so good at finger-pointing. If only it were more a useful skill! "In rich country after rich country, under governments both of the left and of the right, the biggest worry for voters is that middle-class incomes are stagnating and the job-for-life is dead. Politicians instinctively blame their domestic opponents’ wicked or foolish policies. They cannot all be right."

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"there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height"

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A testable hypothesis: Norm Ornstein suggests that corruption will explode as a result of the recent supreme court decisions to open the spigots. I sure hope he's wrong, but if memory serves, history is on his side.

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Corelation is not causation, but it makes me wonder... "As finance has taken over a greater and greater share of the economy, growth rates have slowed, volatility has risen, we’ve had a massive global financial crisis, and far too much talented human capital has found itself sucked into the financial sector rather than the real economy."

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We are now one step closer to the best government money can buy. 

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After the information age, the surveillance age. Time to go re-read 1984.

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As Dr. King said, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." We do not protest enough.

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Homeland Insecurity: According to Senator Feinstein, the CIA is spying on senate staff, and trying to intimidate them in an effort to prevent the release of a report documenting "the horrible details of a CIA program that never, never, never should have existed." (Feinstein's words). 

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