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Subject:  Re: “This Time it is Different” Date:  10/5/2012  12:25 PM
Author:  AdvocatusDiaboli Number:  405357 of 576077

a) when government is worth buying, government will be bought

The problem is that the government is always worth buying, if it is for sale.

b) if you propose to take $1 from each of 100 million people and give a million dollars to one person, that one person cares a lot more than any of the 100 million people. (Yes, I've left $99 million unaccounted-for.)

Or as Taibibi puts it, "organized greed beats disorganized democracy every time".
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