SOURCE: The New Yorker
You’d think that the Republican Party, which depends on the undue weight given to rural voters for its continued political life, would be particularly solicitous of the post office. But, at the higher reaches, its ideological preoccupations are stronger: the post office is a government service, and therefore bad; it should be run instead by people who can make money from it.
SOURCE: The National Interest
by Amitai Etzioni
Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has not renewed "big government." Trump has channeled public funds to private enterprises and left state and local governments responsible for providing services without the resources or power to do the job effectively.
by Elizabeth Stice
While the generations of the past sought to establish public institutions, in our era, there is a relentless push for more privatization, far beyond the postal service.
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