I’m skeptical that state misconduct, whether in the form of state spying or police abuse, is any sort of modern phenomenon. The incentives on behavior of those who enjoy a monopoly privilege on the production of some good or service are timeless. What is not timeless, however, is the technology we use to expose state misconduct, which very much gets better every year. If we think that what we’re seeing almost daily now is bad, just wait until next year, and the next. We ain’t seen nothing, yet. And that’s today’s two cents.