Damned Either Way
THE SOURCE: “Want to Lose Friends? Make Tough Choices” by Tom Jacobs, in Miller-McCune News Blog, July 23, 2009.
Eleanor Roosevelt knew from personal experience what it was like to be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right,” she said, for “you’ll be criticized anyway.” New research suggests she had it right. Elected officials cannot win when they have to choose between bad alternatives.
Given a choice between awarding child custody to either of two equally rotten parents, a judge takes...