The Arithmetic of Greed
MARCH 12, 2011
A century hence, when historians come to write the history of the current age (assuming our species survives so long), they will, I believe, be puzzled as to why the country was run in ways that were known to be unproductive, crimped the spirits of those doing the work, and frustrated those for whom the work was being done. Why, they will wonder, did this continue for so long on such a wide scale? One school of historians may focus on the pervasive feeling of complacency.