I'm an Ivy League grad navigating the corporate world as I watch this country self-implode.

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I'm an Ivy League grad trying to navigate the corporate world as I watch this country implode.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Looting Government

The government consists of a gang of men. These men have no special talents aside from obtaining and holding office by raising campaign funds, pandering to lobbyists, and so on. They seek out groups who yearn for something that these groups themselves cannot attain, and this gang of men promises to give it to them.

Of course, nine times out of ten, that promise is worthless. But it is that tenth time that they make good on their promise, and they do so by looting others to satisfy their flock. And so, the government is no more than a broker in pillage. Every election is, in its essence, an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

This also posits a glaringly obvious question: why are these men, who have proven effective solely in politicking, deemed suitable to reform the economy and to create health reform? Shouldn't these specialized and monumental undertakings be assigned to successful businessmen, economists, and doctors?

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