Consider, for a second, the possibility that our sober, “bi-partisan” politicians and various media boosters of “centrist” politics aren’t interested in finding solutions to our problems. Imagine that the people seeking “the middle” are motivated to do just enough to keep getting re-elected and keep the money spigot open – regardless of the long and short term outcomes.
If you’ve entertained these dark thoughts, here is a longer think piece for your Saturday morning ruminations. The premise is that democracy is broken. There’s “a hidden failure mode, we’ve landed in it, and we probably won’t be able to vote ourselves out of it.”