What is government good for?

This post is right on and very very important.  The money quote is:

“But it’s one of the big mistakes progressives made, imagining they were fighting against a party of limited government. For the late c19 U.S. was no such thing. With its protective tariff, its subsidy to railroads, its use of the fourteenth amendment to protect the rights of corporations, it was a big gummint promoting the growth of industry. Somehow, populists knew this, but progressives didn’t. The question wasn’t the size of government, it was what government was designed to do.”


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