The meter-maid extortionists

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 22.31.38Receiving a parking ticket, Dalrymple observes that the disparity between

the bullying nature of officialdom and its manner of revenue extraction (or what in other contexts would be called extortion) from the population, on the one hand,

and

the very poor return the population gets for its money, on the other,

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 22.33.20creates a state of mind

that oscillates between sullen resentment and pig-headed rebellion, not necessarily against well-chosen targets.

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