The uselessness of politcal commentary

Ok I tried. I went into the political arena. And doing so reaffirmed for me why I steer clear. This is just a brief note to tell you why.

Let me frame it this way:

What if I told you that I thought a lack of civic responsibility of our politicians was a root cause of their inability to meet our collective needs - and then I went on to give examples that you found unconvincing? Isn't it true that you could then marshal a whole different set of anecdotes and perspectives on how to look at the situation that provided an equally plausible framing?

I think this is the big issue with political analysis, it's highly subjective and greatly determined by one's priors - i.e. one's political ideology and experiences.

We saw this during the financial crisis in the political economy realm. ...


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