A Zero-Sum Game

by Steve on May 3, 2006

If you haven’t read Lex yet here’s a taste of his latest post regarding Monday’s unrest:

Perhaps it is only a poor metaphor and I over-react, but when identity groups play identity politics as a way of “gaining a seat at the table,” one does not readily imagine that they are necessarily there to negotiate for the common benefit. No, the image is rather of a diner seeking to carve out a larger slice of a finite national pie for the benefits of his constituency. A zero-sum game, in other words, and someone’s ox is bound to get gored.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Now go read the whole thing.

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