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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote of the day -- On the people vs. the GOP


"...conservatives always divide the world into two sides: efficient business and inefficient bureaucracy. But the conditions and regulations that allow large corporations to function are inherently governmental, and a government that does not represent the interests of working people in the economy will always represent the interests of the wealthy.

The fiction of trickle-down economics comes from the notion that the economy functions as a separate system from government. Unless the GOP can understand that there is simply no such things as a modern economy without a big government, all of its theorizing will be new marketing spins on old policies.”

--Holly Martin Conley (reader, commenter), posted at nytimes.com, responding to their earlier article

Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas?




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