March 9th, 2013

An Unrepresentative Democracy by David Sirota

There is also the fact that in the age of money-dominated politics, many professional lawmakers do not come from the ranks of the commoner — instead, more and more are wealthy upper-crusters whose cloistered upbringing inside gated communities leaves them wholly unfamiliar with their constituencies.

An Unrepresentative Democracy by David Sirota on - A Syndicate Of Talent

Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 58: Moderation


58.1 When the government is unobtrusive,
       the people are pure.
       When the government is invasive,
       the people are wanting.
58.2 Calamity is what fortune depends upon;
       fortune is what calamity subdues.
58.3 Who knows how it will all end?
       Is there no right and wrong?
       The orthodox also becomes the unorthodox,
       the good also becomes ill;
       people's confusion is indeed long-standing.
58.4 Therefore sages are upright without causing injury,
       honest without hurting,
       direct but not tactless,
       illuminated but not flashy.
Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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