Is gridlock good for democracy?

December 5th, 2011

Scalia thinks so. Miguel Schor disagrees.

American citizens, unlike Justice Scalia, understand what is the source of the problem. The first job of government is to govern. The framers, after all, proclaimed in the Preamble to the Constitution that the job of our government is “to promote the general Welfare.”

One could argue that when government governs they demote, and not promote, the general welfare. As my thinking about black swan shows, delays can be good.