November 09, 2010

Act 2: Raising the Bar

Raising the bar and lowering the bar are relative actions. Higher is not always better. If raising the bar demands the use of questionable leverage (depending on a teleprompter), isn't a crash more likely than a victory? Who's bar is it, anyway? If a dictator raises the bar for creative suppression of the masses, would the goal be to match his or her raise, or to take down the gym set?

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