At the same time, it's impossible to look at the world and think you can regulate the market into prosperity.
Unfortunatly, politicians are inherently able to see no more than immediacy. As Baph pointed out in the gun thread, if you exclude people complicit in their own gun death by their lifestyle choices, (ie gangbangers) the odds of being killed by a gun are amazingly low. Yet we react to the outliers as if they are the norm, and once again try to pass a bunch of laws that won't pass Constitutional muster. It's just as dangerous, if not more dangerous when Congress does it than when the idiots at IEG do it.
It just feels like both sides (and call them what you will, D vs. R, left vs right, liberal vs. conservative) have retreated into their ideological strongholds. Nobody really seems to want to solve anything anymore, they just want to be right.
A Black Belt is just a White Belt who didn't quit.