David Packman has practically gone broke a dozen times. Now he has to quit.
I’m broke. Have been for so long I no longer care.
Meanwhile there’s a big legal battle, with lawyers and everything, over whether a small town police chief can get his health care coverage in addition to about $150K per year of government salary.
Money and power go together. A corollary to that is that the powerless tend to become the penniless. I don’t know what the answer to this problem is, but there’s this difficulty of seeing it as being a problem in the first place. Nobody in particular is responsible for it. Nobody even has a personal obligation to look, much less do anything about it. There’s no one to send a bill to.
It’s part of a larger problem, like a lot of things.