Posts Tagged ‘mission creep’

Houston cuts the wrong programs to benefit the wrong people

When I was a very young child, I really disliked the idea of democracy. You can even see what happens back then: if you get up in front of the class and offer them a choice between a more interesting semester later, and free ice cream now, ice cream wins out. There’s an additional layer […]

The creeping hand of power

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” they told me in high school, with stern expressions to let me know I had been exposed to profundity. I have a different supposition: Power is a virus. If not taken out of the hands of individuals and directed toward some abstract but realistic goal like the growth of a civilization, […]

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