"[We jump from] “This problem exists” to “The gov't must solve this problem but can’t” & absolve ourselves of responsibility...We expect too little of ourselves & too [much from] gov't. But when we don’t hold [gov't] responsible [for bad] public policy we ..expect too little.."
"...we tend to believe that someone must earn our trust before we can enter into a rel'ship with them. But that’s upside down. Trust is not a precondition for cooperation; coop'n is a precondition for trust. Dependence is how we come to know who we can truly count on."