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Local vs national response to the pandemic
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(03-17-2020, 11:34 PM)Bob Butler 54 Wrote: The red tradition has been small government cut taxes spend less domestically (and on minorities).  Trump has taken that perspective further than his predecessors.  An unusual event came along to bite him that is about perfect to illustrate the error of his ways.

Linear thinking may be part of the culprit.  If you take a trend too far and it starts to fail, the believers in that trend will insist on taking the trend further.  The cyclical thinker will ask if it is time to swing the other way.  The Republicans recognized perhaps that they were taking it too far and too long, and were hesitant to follow the Tea Party base.  The Republican Establishment paused in the 2016 primaries, and Trump did take the trend far beyond the point of diminishing return.

The reluctance to recognize and solve problems, the valuing of the political 'small government' values over scientific ones that pointed out that the problems did in fact exist contributed.

But essentially the "wrecking ball' analysis is right.

Let's not be so Amero-centric about this.  The Brits have had the same problems and for the same reasons.  Never underestimate the power of misplaced priorities.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.
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RE: Local vs national response to the pandemic - by David Horn - 03-18-2020, 12:43 PM

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