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    Default The Broken Window Theory

    Most of the 74,222,957 Americans who voted to reelect Donald Trump—46.8 percent of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election—don't hold Trump accountable for what he's done to America. Their acceptance of Trump's behaviour will be his vilest legacy.

    Nearly forty years ago, political scientist James Q. Wilson and criminologist George Kelling observed that a broken window left unattended in a community signals that no one cares if windows are broken there. The broken window is thereby an invitation to throw more stones and break more windows.
    The message: Do whatever you want here because others have done it and got away with it....

    ....But America's most privileged and powerful have been breaking big windows with impunity.....

    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-accep...legacy-1557506
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    Default Re: The Broken Window Theory

    An observation does not a truth make. There seems to be data and experiment that at least cast doubt on the theory.
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    Default Re: The Broken Window Theory

    ^ I think, in this instance, that the theory, flawed as it is, is simply being used as a metaphor for what happens if bad behaviour is ignored, tolerated or excused.
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    Default Re: The Broken Window Theory

    46.8%, that's a hell of a lot of quislings…….

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