Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christie's Bridgegate - Just Another Day At the Office

Feeling like you might have burned a few bridges, Christie? :}

I haven't seen enough information to form an opinion on the extent of Christie's direct involvement. But based on personal experience and having read my share of political case studies, I can tell you that abuse of bureaucracies for political retaliation is widespread and as old as bureaucracy itself. The popular treatment of this as some earth-shattering anomaly is what's truly disturbing. THIS is what government looks like inside out - petty, sloppy, and indifferent to the effects of its belligerence on the masses. I'm no fan of Christie but he doesn't deserve the pedestal of the country's #1 villain for this; the real hope-inspiring news is that modern technology is making this kind of escapade ever more difficult to get away with.


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