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It's as easy as prioritizing reporting on the world that exist as it is, rather than reporting a world that doesn't exist in order to create the world that they want. At the same time, we have a tradition of grandiloquent socialist exaggeration leading to long overdue reform of our largely conservative society.

So we're fucked and you have to be pretty aware and insightful in order to get any real sense of what the hell is going on, both good and bad. It's the joy and the horror of democracy, markets, and people.

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