When I came to Readerrant, lo these many years ago, it was because it required
a certain decorum between posters, and citations for arguments. When I look, I see those guidelines
still exist. Maybe actually following the rules is too " quaint"?
When I started this thread, it was to search for common ground. If we can't do that here, how can we expect that from Congress?
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich