December 9, 2012

REFORM: A reader emails a suggestion for ensuring better behavior from members of Congress: “I would suggest forcing them to put substantially all of their assets into a trust that is linked to the inflation adjusted GDP of the US before they take office. That way their interests would more closely coincide with those of the country and they would not be able to so easily get rich through graft and self-dealing. They would only prosper if the country prospered. As things currently exist the incentives are very nearly the opposite.”