Douthat On The Size Of Government

Posted: Oct 05, 2009 12:25 PM
The European experience suggests that specific policy interventions — the shape of the tax code, the design of the education system — may matter less in the long run than the sheer size of the state.
It's part of his explanation as to why Dems are going to have a hard time closing the inequality gap — because Americans probably won't let them.