[…] Here is my end of an exchange today, with some editing for clarity completeness, between myself and my Samoan attorney, while exchanging some anecdotes about the current climate of corruption within the Beltway and the NYC metropolitan area. He is well informed of the doings in the halls of officialdom.
This gets to the heart of my theory of ‘the credibility trap’ which as you may have seen on my site.
These professional bureaucrats and financiers are so intricately complicit in, and so benefited by, the broken system that we have now that they really cannot say what is the real problem. They are very much part of the problem.
They cannot engage in effective reforms because in doing so they would: