Douthat On The Size Of Government

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Oct 05, 2009 12:25 PM
NYT:
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.