Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Crips and Bloods*

The congressional vote on the latest stimulus package split almost exactly along party lines. It makes one wonder if gang dynamics have taken over our political system. Gangs form in prisons and dangerous neighborhoods for protection. They require absolute loyalty and lifetime membership much like political parties. Does survival in the current political environment require protection by a political party much like street gang in a dangerous neighborhood? Has the destructive nature of gang dynamics permanently taken over our political system? Only time will tell.

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