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Age of reform

If any age was suited to fixing problems with 1000 page bills, it is not ours. No age is more willing to reform, no age has been worse at it. In the last 20 years we've reformed welfare, and increased poverty, reformed the FDA, and gotten more bad food and bad drugs, reformed the banking system, twice, and the accounting rules, and gotten the largest financial crisis based on outright fraud in the history of the world. We've pushed to reform the UN and NATO, and gotten two long failed wars. We've reformed the campaign finance system, and gotten Citizen's United and the virtual ending of public funding of Presidential elections. Reform is the word people use, when they don't want to change anything in result, but want to be able to leave work at 4 o'clock every day.

-- Stirling Newberry


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