Thoughts from the desk of MATHIAS EICHLER

Checks And Boycotts

Der Spiegel:

America’s 237-year-old democracy is approaching its limits. Its political architecture was not designed for long-lasting blockades and extortion, the likes of which have been enthusiastically practiced by Tea Party supporters for almost the last four years. The US’s founding fathers proposed a system of checks and balances, not checks and boycotts.

Time to rethink how we do politics in this country.