Herd immunity is important in stopping deadly viruses, but in politics the herd instinct can send a whole species over a cliff.
Here’s a thought-provoking bumper sticker: “The system is fixed. We must break it.”
At a recent congressional hearing on America’s so-called “labor shortage,” megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: “People actually have a lot of money, and they don’t particularly feel like going back to work.”
Times of great adversity not only bring out the best and worst in society, but they also flush out some of the stinkiest and slimiest creatures. Think of war profiteers, hucksters who prey on poor hurricane victims, or Betsy DeVos.
There’s a general sentiment today that multimillionaire corporate chieftains are pigs. But I think that’s unfair. To pigs.
For $3.5 trillion a year, shouldn’t we Americans have a world-class health care system? Yet while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care — more than $10,000 a year per person — we get the worst results.
“Cyber Monday” is coming up — get out there and buy stuff!