1.10.2022 – its basically

its basically
an insurance company …
with its own army

What is the Government of the United States of America?

For the federal government is, as an old line puts it, basically an insurance company with an army. Other than military spending — only a small fraction of which, even now, goes to defending democracy in Ukraine — federal dollars mainly go to retirement and health care programs on which scores of millions of Americans, including many Republicans, depend.

So writes Paul Krugman in his article, Election Deniers Are Also Economy Deniers.

I kind of like that.

I have to admit that instead of thinking of government being those buildings in Washington and politicians and such, picture George F. Babbitt sitting behind a desk.

It works.

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