They recognize that the term “close enough for government work” describes an entire class of bureaucrats, and their code of rank and sleazy unaccountability for how they do their jobs, and the fact that this kind of reckless and blinkered un-professionalism from government actually has consequences in real people’s lives.
Didn’t I mention, Leslie Loftis, that you need to get out of the city now and then?
Ron Collins

Thomas Sowell was a self-described Marxist who became “conservative” after working a couple of years for the US Department of Labor. He credited this experience for informing him that “the government was nowhere close to being capable of doing what the people on the left wanted them to do and, that in fact, we would be lucky if they didn’t make things worse.” (Video below)

Sowell argues that the label conservative has no specific political meaning, because everything depends on what you are trying to conserve. He argues that the terms liberal and conservative are nothing more than “political flags of convenience”. Nevertheless, he does have a knack for describing differences — in the simplest of terms — between those who identify as conservative or liberal. For example, in the video above (@ 2:45), his explanation for the difference between each group's approach to those people in our society who are financially disadvantaged is both salient and succinct;

“(liberals) are for helping people that are disadvantaged, as they put it, whereas I think conservatives want to stop people from being disadvantaged…”
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