Beware the unexpected consequences of positive-sounding slogans.

One can hardly doubt that Jessica David means all the best with such sentiments as this:

Jessica David's tweet about changing systems

I attempted to explore the specifics with her, but I didn’t get very far.  Basically, she believes all variety of sectors ought to take money from all variety of sources to work toward population-wide goals that they and their funders set, and that somehow this should all be accountable to the public. The ways this could go wrong are so manifold one hopes a moment’s scrutiny by a reasonably aware person would spot the danger.

One gets the feeling we’ve gone around the circle and are now articulating in nice-sounding ways precisely the worldview our system of government was designed to circumvent.

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