Richard Warren Field
Politicians Aptitude Test: Question Four
The Race Track Dilemma
The Scenario: You're at the race track hanging around the staging area.
You overhear a conversation that indicates to you Race #7 has been fixed,
and you know who the winner will be. You would:
seek out someone in authority at the track and report everything you have
Seek out confirmation,
despite what you have heard. There is no sense making accusations when
it is possible no one will substantiate them even if they are correct.
about your unimpeachable tip for Race #7. This will make you very popular
with the race-track crowd.
on that horse yourself. You pass the tip on, but only to people who promise
to pass similar tips on to you in the future.
Tell the tough-looking
guy with the bulge in his jacket who is guarding the area that you heard
the whole thing. You insist you'll tell the authorities unless he promises
to call off the fix.
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