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Tuesday 24 September 2013

Predictable Unpredictability: A Political Paradox

This is what clever political shenanigens look like:

And here's the sort of thing that makes investors skittish, unwilling to commit to things like, say, investment in R&D:

Blame is boring - besides, every Party is equally guilty of putting partisan wins ahead of the best-interests of the people they were elected to represent.

That, in itself, is a systematic problem.  Pointing fingers clearly isn't getting us out of the burgeoning mess, nor is political one-upmanship.  If our politicians - and they are ours - maintain their focus on winning at all costs, we all lose.

Fortunately, there's some good news out there, too.  If the Ontario Liberals and the Ontario PCs can find it within themselves to work together and share a win that benefits all Ontarians, then anyone can do it.  After all, compromise has always been the solution to gridlock.

Ayn Rand would be proud.

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