The Good in Carcetti, the Bad in Politicians
Georgia Parent
From "Mission Accomplished," 3.12 The Wire
ommy Carcetti begins as an idealistic candidate
with benevolent intentions for the city of
Baltimore, but he becomes victim of the
dysfunctional systems of Baltimore as he perpetuates
the corrupt behavior of politicians instead of
transcending it. In the essay “Leverage Points: Places
to Intervene in a System,” Donella Meadows articulates
a list of opportunities where individuals can achieve the
power to change or transcend the governing values
that a complex system (an economy, a corporation, an
institution) holds on society. She writes about the most
successful strategy in order to change the paradigm of
a corrupt institution:
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