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If I found a magic lamp, and rubbed it, and the emerging genie would then grant me three wishes, I would spend the first wish on good health for me and mine. I would spend the second wish on getting a magic wallet that would give me an unlimited supply of $20 bills.

And the third and final wish I would use on all world’s political leaders — I would ask that each of them, and their families, to develop a conscience and compassion. And…