On Friday, August 31, 2012 8:39:12 AM UTC-4, Stephen Paul King wrote:
>     ACK! I do not ever wish to get into this briar-patch! We could 
> endlessly site particular studies of particular circumstances, but I 
> thought that we where considering big picture concepts. My mistake. My 
> opinion is that whatever the particular intensions might be, we can judge 
> by the results whether or not a policy is worth keeping. 

I agree, but how can you tell what isn't working when everything that 
matters is getting worse? I say we should experiment with different 
policies in different regions and compare them scientifically. Let people 
move to where they feel most at home.

> Our current system is obviously imperfect, but is perfection even 
> possible? 

That was the point, I don't think that anyone is suggesting perfection at 
all. Progressive views are just that: progress-ive. Try to make things less 
horrible for more people.


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