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In a republic, elections are especially important as the way in which competing interest groups have a venue and a voice. But there are some divisions that elections and political debate cannot bridge. In those cases, government has used two tools to remedy the divide: reform of conditions, such as labor laws, and expansion of rights, such as in civil rights gains. But the current divide between those who benefit from the public sector and those who fund it is an especially challenging divide, because these two tools, rights and reform, are not available to the government since each side in the debate has claimed one of those tools for itself. Continue reading