A Huffington post blogger, Joseph Thorndike uses the phrase “paying for civilizati­on”. I really like the pithiness and directness of that phrase. It also can be applied to different ideologies regarding WHO do you want to pay for civilizati­on. If like McConnell, you’d rather pay private companies for civilizati­on then you had best hope that you have good solid companies with a social conscience who are not just out for their bottom line since in McConnell’­s worldview any type of regulation is bad for business. I, on the other hand would prefer to public works be managed by our government and I would also like to keep regulatory agencies designed to protect our water, air and other environmen­tal issues. We all have to pay for civilizati­on, the question for us which one do we want to entrust the tab to, private or public.
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