So much for Lant Pritchett’s starfish metaphor…

A mysterious plague has manifested in the world’s starfish population, quickly spreading to several regions in which starfish (also called “sea stars”) are found. Starfish afflicted with the disease tear themselves to pieces, the arms crawling in opposite directions until the animals are literally torn to pieces. Unlike healthy starfish, the affected animals are not able to regenerate after they are torn apart.

Here’s the summary of Pritchett’s book.  I’m just being snarky, natch.  via Boing Boing.

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