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Comment author: rastilin 09 January 2011 07:47:51PM 2 points [-]

Or in looking at it another way... we can change politics but choose not to. For example, a researcher at TED was explaining how politicians are far more receptive to written letters than any other method of communication; even to the point where a well written letter was enough to change their vote on a topic.

Failing that, we always joke about how special interest groups have enough money to get close to and negotiate with politicians. However; nothing stops any of us from starting our own group, taking donations and having our hired employees go to the capital and get our word in.

It sounds more and more like the monkey sphere is an argument for not bothering to do any of the things that could change the particular problems affecting us