Democracy and political ignorance

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” — Thomas Jefferson

Here is the one fact you need to know to push back the frontiers of poltical ignorance and begin to understand American politics. Five of the 6 richest counties in the United States are within a stone’s throw of the Washington D.C. beltway. From the 2012 American Community Survey:

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It’s lucrative to be an insider in Washinton D.C. politics. There are many ways to get rich. Here is a revelation of just one of the many ways: Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super Pacs and Non-Profits implicated.

Will anyone be investigated much less prosecuted? No, not a chance.

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