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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

No Easy Answers

Costa Rica has 97% literacy.  Their largest export if computer chips.  They have universal health care.  They have a thriving tourist industry.  They have no military to spend millions of dollars on.

Yet every time I look out the window, I see tiny little houses and shanties.

By my reckoning, they are doing just about everything right, but I'm having trouble seeing how the progress that is being made reaches the vast majority of the people.

No easy answers, indeed.

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