Signs of the times

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http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/eight-signs-the-system-is-broken-8930/

What is your favorite sign of the times? I can't decide between:

"Inflation in Zimbabwe (3.63%) is lower than inflation in the UK (3.66%, August 2011-July 2012)."

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"In the land of the free, there are now more than 760 incarcerated inmates for every 100,000 citizens. This is more than 5x the 1980 average, and it far surpasses the number (560 per 100,000) that Stalin threw in the Gulag at the peak of Soviet terror."

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The latter quote is a product of the "war on drugs". Reminds me of this quote:
Ayn Rand said:
... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system...that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be easier to deal with. ...
 
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