Protection Rackets

“But there was more to it than that. As the Amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part of it was deciding who the people were, and who were the rats.”
~ The Amazing Maurice

I can’t help noticing the protection rackets all around us at the moment. Once you understand perverse incentives and problems solved as solutions, you will see them everywhere.

Sometimes a picture (or few) says a thousand words.

Hard as it is, the only way to stop the plague (literally, as the case may be, or more figuratively in the case of South Africa’s gangster state of disaster) is to stop paying the piper.

And that, unfortunately, is all around unpleasant in the short term.

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