Life in the 21st Century is a reader-supported publication. Please become a paid subscriber. I don't talk much these days about what passes for politics in America, there’s a few notable exceptions, but mostly no one asks and I don't prod. Which is fine and dandy really, though it’s a little disconcerting if I consider how much time I wasted, a life really when looking back darkly. I always considered politics important, it had its moments, but it's a broken system. At this point, the only intelligent thing to do if you're going to partake in the process is grab as much money as you can.