This article is an excerpt from Alan Greenspan’s latest book, “The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting”. As Lean Six Sigma professionals, we also...
This article really points to the process and not the politics. In the history of the United States, there has never been an election result turned by a recount with over 100,000 vote difference. This is something that everyone must consider. If someone is questioning the process, that is different than the integrity of the result. Until the vote is ruled as statistically tampered, the transfer of power for all democratic institutions must hold true. Otherwise, the democratic process is overturned by the select few, a de-facto cue. This is not what the constitution povided. If you do not agree with the rules, the constitution provides for mechanisms to allow for change. It’s not easy, but it’s meant to be hard so that the changes do not occur as often as the sun sets.
A word of caution: Avoid the politics behind this issue. As show in many cases over the past three decades, politics is used as a self-serving tool for individuals to keep their power and wealth and not protect the other 99% percent. It’s unfortunate but true.
Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior
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