Civilization, in every generation, must be defended from barbarians.
The barbarians outside the gate, the barbarians inside the gate, and the barbarian in the mirror...
Thanks for the link. I'm still reading it; but, it seems to me that the weak spot of the analysis is the assumption that "the movers and shakers" do what they do for rational reasons.
Oh, sure, I agree, these geniuses don't really think ahead much, but I think one of the points of the article is that they *do* feel pain and *do* know how to pull the right levers for relief.
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