Thursday, June 25, 2009

Suspiciously Conspiracy-Like

(This is an old post that never really developed. I might list the overlapping members some day.)

Generally I don't give much credence to conspiracy theories, mostly because they require far more competency than any group of humans could possibly achieve. Still, sometimes things really do look a bit fishy.

Consider this list.

Now consider this list.

And this list

And this list.

And, finally, this list.

I don't think there is some secret conspiracy going on here; the omnipresence of well known names is quite visible, if not exactly posted on a billboard next to I-95. But the small size of the leadership class is part of the reason that policy so rarely works in the public interest.

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