I am often reminded of the difference between how we like to think the world works, and how it really works.
Years ago when we were doing some work for a public pension fund I learned that in some government jobs there’s a standard racket.
Pensions are set off their final year income, so it’s standard to jack up your overtime in your final year before retirement, so you not only earn more that year, but every year for the rest of your life.
To those who do it, it’s just part of the racket, it’s normal. It’s still wrong.
When you hear stuff like that you think, ugh, it just sucks that otherwise ethical people accept that as truth.
What is Truth?
There’s a lot of that in this election.