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great comment, kc.

it would also mitigate the myth that government is either irrelevant or outright inimical, which is borne out in voter apathy and low turnout.

for decades, even lefty governments in yurp have been seen as a problem, rather than a solution to ordinary peoples' ills.

when people see their taxes being used to raise quality of life, rather than spent on expensive war toys, then i believe civic pride would return naturally.

this breakdown is necessary, unfortunately, as we did not agree on a better way earlier, because no-one from the Serious PeopleTM was listening to the swelling chorus from jerome and others.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 07:29:22 AM EST
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