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Defund (And Redesign) Everything (excerpt):

One extremely good aspect of ‘defund the police' is that it appears to be substantially increasing the consciousness of what should be (and to a significant extent used to be) a strength of the United States: different approaches for different people in different places.

Effectively all of our social institutions are a bad combination of corrupt and obsolete. Our education system. Our healthcare system. Our food production systems. Our banking and finance systems. Our journalism and science systems. Our political systems. They are all beyond the pale and they all should be defunded and redesigned.

Consider the naive notion that the right thing to do is to take money from police budgets and to (simply) move it into places like education and healthcare. This is an error for two reasons:

(1) The education and healthcare systems are just as broken as the ...

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