The problem of pockets

G.K. Chesterton once attacked the materialist philosophy by saying “In a little while we shall have you calling the practice of wife-beating the Problem of Pokers…” And now news reaches us (from Social Studies in the July 6 Globe and Mail) that "Nepal's anti-corruption authority has come up with a novel solution to rampant bribe-taking at the country's only international airport - the pocketless trouser, Agence France-Presse reports. The authority said it was issuing the new, bribe-proof garment to all airport officials after uncovering widespread corruption at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.” How clearly did GKC foresee it? Well, he even said “The point about communism is that it tries to reform the pickpocket by forbidding pockets.” His uncanny ability to foresee idiocy surely requires some attention to his thought.