Government and the power of Approximation

Governing 300 million people–and globally, finding a way for countries working together to manage more than 6 BILLION people–is an astounding juggling act; is also the triumph of trend over precision, most of the time. Civil Rights laws are very definite but enforcing them is a generality, requiring constant renewal. Governing productively is usually not governing perfectly. It’s herding cats. Eventually the cats arrive.

Intelligent government is a productive approximation that, in sum, does more good than harm.

An intelligent government monitors itself, the way a body does with its immunology, for the diseases of corruption and gross inefficiency.

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