Faucian Bargain

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The US Founding Fathers divided government so no one branch could gain tyrannical status. Cato urged this philosophy, so did Lord Acton: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Accountability benefits our souls, and humility to defer to such accountability, befits them. That template now expansively modelled (at least in theory), is edified by the folk wisdom of The Lord’s Prayer, “Lead us not into temptation.”

Unaccountable bureaucracy has been a sinister force in history, henchmen of rogues run riot and run amok, seduced by their own star power. So, let’s see, here in Sri Lanka, what lessons and portents we might extract from the Fauci carnival that has so held US pandemic responses hostage. How did it happen, that the world’s foremost economy and sole superpower, instead of leading us out of this maelstrom, became the epicentre of disaster, with the worst COVID stats virtually in the world?
 

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Unaccountable bureaucracy has been a sinister force in history, henchmen of rogues run riot and run amok, seduced by their own star power. So, let’s see, here in Sri Lanka, what lessons and portents we might extract from the Fauci carnival that has so held US pandemic responses hostage. How did it happen, that the world’s foremost economy and sole superpower, instead of leading us out of this maelstrom, became the epicentre of disaster, with the worst COVID stats virtually in the world?
Sri Lanka? It's India that has the highest COVID stats, and right now, not Ceylon and not the U.S.
 

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