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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Free Enterprise vs. Government Control

From the Washington Post
"America's new culture war: Free enterprise vs. government control"

By Arthur C. Brooks

This is a long article. But read it if you can.
This is not the culture war of the 1990s. It is not a fight over guns, gays or abortion. Those old battles have been eclipsed by a new struggle between two competing visions of the country's future. In one, America will continue to be an exceptional nation organized around the principles of free enterprise -- limited government, a reliance on entrepreneurship and rewards determined by market forces. In the other, America will move toward European-style statism grounded in expanding bureaucracies, a managed economy and large-scale income redistribution. These visions are not reconcilable. We must choose. [italics mine]

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