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    "the continent must in the end be conqueror"..., 2008-03-16 00:24:03 | Main | my country is full of lies, we're all gonna die and die like flies..., 2008-03-17 09:00:51

    I think we could start by letting do with less:

    Among the professional classes, many Democrats and Republicans, whatever their other disagreements, have come to share a relatively laissez-faire, technocratic vision of the economy...

    If anything, America may be entering something of a populist moment. If you combine the groups of Americans in a recent Pew survey who lean toward some strain of economic populism from disaffected and conservative Democrats to traditional liberals to social and big-government conservatives at least two-thirds of all voters arguably feel sympathy for government intervention in the economy. Could it be, then, that the court is reflecting an elite consensus while contravening the sentiments of most Americans?

      --NYT Magazine, Supreme Court Inc., 3/16/2008.

    These raids on the treasury by the professional classes, he means, are just a symptom of the rising economic populism of the ignorant masses. We have only ourselves to blame for their hypocrisy, after all.


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-03-16 11:13:42 CST | link





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