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Almost as if?

It’s almost as if politicians don’t really care what lenders are doing,
they just want to find an excuse to get a few sound-bites on the local
news back in their district and issue some legislation to expand
federal power in the banking industry.

Ya think? I think I know how how friar William of Ockham would call it. When people politicians find themselves in a heads-I-win, tails-I-win situation, it’s had to imagine them not taking advantage of it. That goes a long way towards explaining most politics, and people on every side fall for it every time.

The only general way for politicians — qua parasitic organism — to lose is for people to quit paying any attention to them. As a class, they don’t win and lose elections. It’s in the turnout. Just not showing up hands them the only meaningful defeat they will ever encounter.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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