Consistency, knowledge, and depth of thought are not required to criticize a government policy — but all three are needed in order to craft a policy and to design a process to implement it, over time, in the real world, following instructions (however ambiguous and incomplete) from the elected representatives of the people.

TopicSociety - 2002-10-06

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