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Harry's Gang: If opposing sides dig in, no one can possibly win

 

May 29, 2020

Justin Krych of Esko once told me that political compromise is essential to good government. Everyone agrees we need to raise taxes: the Democrats want to raise them by 5 percent, but the Republicans think 2 percent is enough. Eventually, the two parties meet somewhere in the middle, and we move on to the next issue.

But you can't convince the other side you are right when the other side is arguing about something else entirely.

This fervor over wearing masks reminds me of similar fights we've seen around here, where the sides are arguing two completely different things. The one I remember...



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