88. Scapegoating

It is nearly always easier to make someone take the fall and move on after a disaster than go through the trouble of forming a commission of inquiry and figuring out what actually happened. Even after a commission of inquiry has been formed and come to conclusions, open questions may remain. Depending on how corruption or busy the administrators of the system or country in question are, they may avoid seeking out the real sources of the problem, setting the stage for it to happen again—only worse next time.