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Who Guards the Guards Who Guard the Guardians?

One justification for government is that a society needs someone who will step in and protect the most vulnerable when everyone else fails to step up. But to invoke an old saying, “Who guards the guardians?” Or in this case, who guards the people who oversee the guardians?

This article is about the abuses of court-appointed guardians for adults. I don’t know how widespread the problem is, but … wow.

“I kept researching, because I was so fascinated that these people could literally take over the lives and assets of people under color of law, in less than ten minutes, and nobody was asking questions. … These people spent their lives accumulating wealth and, in a blink of an eye, it was someone else’s.”

Source: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights