Saturday, December 1, 2018

Politics, Summarized

Most political debates can be condensed into variations of a single question

Would you rather live in a town with 10 police officers, 3 lawyers, 200 citizens and 40 immigrants, or 5 police officers, 14 lawyers, 280 citizens and 12 immigrants? 

Few people realize the mix is less important than integrity of each group--and whether the immigrants have a reasonable path towards citizenship. 

Bonus: if American police culture protects its worst offenders by collaborating with police union lawyers, how can dispersed individuals create a culture of accountability or integrity within their communities? 

Bonus II: an advanced student of governance would insist on offering all but two lawyers for at least one good journalist

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