Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Friday, July 14, 2006

Chess and Politics

It occurred to me today that politics is a lot like chess. Checkmate is not possible on the first move! Lots of libertarians, particularly the hard core variety, seem to think that it's possible to either a) abolish the IRS, b) bring the troops home, or c) do something equally unrealistic, as the first move. Sorry, the real world doesn't work that way. You've got to move the pawn first. Yes, you can still have those goals as the long term vision, but it's going to take lots of little steps and detours to get there. Just like chess.


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