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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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This is so true. The fact is, all problems have very simple sources and very simple solutions. Ask any politician. [Problem] is obviously caused by the policies of [competing political party] and the answer is to elect [my political party].
The REAL fact is that all the easy problems were taken care of hundreds of years ago. Now we have all the hard problems -- the "non-low-hanging fruit". And the problem with hard problems is that they're, well, hard. They don't respond to a nice simple solution like "reverse the blecketron polarity" or "saturate the area with bogon particles". Specifically, hard answers aren't 100% certain, they do have downsides, they won't benefit everyone and may actually be bad for some. Unfortunately the public wants simple-to-understand answers that are 100% certain to work, don't cost anything, don't have a downside, are immediately effective, and won't require any effort on their part. So that's what politicians promise.
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