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Truer Words Were Never Spoken

Here’s George Will in today’s Washington Post:

The distribution of a trillion dollars by a political institution —
the federal government — will be nonpolitical? How could it be? Either
markets allocate resources, or government — meaning politics —
allocates them. Now that distrust of markets is high, Americans are
supposed to believe that the institution they trust least — Congress
— will pony up $1 trillion and then passively recede, never putting
its 10 thumbs, like a manic Jack Horner, into the pie? Surely Congress
will direct the executive branch to show compassion
for this, that and the other industry. And it will mandate "socially
responsible" spending — an infinitely elastic term — by the favored


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