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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 524 of George Will’s marvelous 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:

The political class has prospered by hiding from the public the cost of the public’s appetites. By making vast deficit spending not an occasional counter-cyclical recourse but a constant governing strategy, it has made big government deceptively cheap, giving today’s public a dollar’s worth of goods and services and charging them only about 80 cents. By doing so, government deepens America’s infantilization. It is characteristic of children to will an end without willing the means to this end. This is now a national characteristic.