Insiders & Outsiders

“There are two kinds of political actors in this world: insiders and outsiders.

Outsiders are free to speak their truth, Summers explains. But the price of such freedom is irrelevance in the halls of power. Insiders, by contrast, have a seat at the table where history is made. But to keep those seats, they must take care not to criticize other insiders. So, Summers asks his dining companion, which are you?

-Eric Levitz, “Was Larry Summers Right All Along?New York: Intelligencer. January 24, 2022.

Outsider. Irrelevant, and prefer it that way.