Thursday, May 15, 2003

Liberal Lighthouse Michael Kinsley has been in rare form these days. In this particular column, he exposes the lie that the true American dream success stories in the private sector are only successes when the government cuts taxes and gets off their backs. Rather, he clearly shows that it is precisely because the government showers them with contracts and tax dollars that they succeed. I wonder if one looks at the really big corporations - Halliburton, Microsoft, Enron, the Airlines, Big Steel, Big Agriculture, etc. - would one find that they are big and wealthy and successful only because of the largesse of the government (municipal, state, and federal) towards them. Makes lots of sense to me.

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