Our ancestors had the knowledge and skills to walk into the forest with an ax, a rifle and some livestock and make a life. Today, if the power goes off we become nervous, worried that the TV and the Internet might be off for hours. For most of us, it is the government that makes civilization possible - water, sewers, public health, roads, buses, and yes, even snow plows. What will we do when the complex interdependent network that makes the whole thing work stops working? How much of it should we let the GOP starve?
--- CK Michaelson, SAR, 2/12
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