I was recently lectured on the futility of cynicism- which I agree but find it hard to look at the world any other way. Well I do believe cynicism used correctly in sharp intelligence discourse can make a difference I offer two stunning examples of the mind at work. First I suggest you watch Stephen Fry's eloquent smack down of the hypocrisy being dished out by the Catholic Church.
Ben Bernecke was recently reappointed as the nations' banker but Paul Krugman is the man should have that job. Maybe it's just as well he is a private citizen, free to give an honest opinion which a member of Congress couldn't do if you put a gun to their head. Sorry for the sarcasm, that's the way I am.