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Fighting parasitic bureaucracies
and crony capitalism

Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:Judy W., 7/28/2014 8:51:47 AM

“Pare down the parasitic fringe” of government. “Favor a gospel of work” instead of aristocratic entitlement. “Rationalize finance” and “reverse the Parkinson’s law of bureaucracy.” All that sounds like rhetoric from the Tea Party or reform conservatives who assail what they call crony capitalism. But it´s not a contemporary criticism. Those are phrases from a long essay, written more than half a century ago, by the British historian H. R. Trevor-Roper, entitled “The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century.” In his plummy prose, Trevor-Roper sought to explain why revolutions or revolts of varying sorts broke out in the British Isles, France, Spain, Italy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 7/28/2014 9:22:21 AM     (No. 9942888)

Crony capitalism aka fascism will finish us off.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: maryc, 7/28/2014 10:27:28 AM     (No. 9942996)

A clear connection between too much botox and senility . Nancy´s elevator is definitely not going all the way to the top any longer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: maryc, 7/28/2014 10:29:37 AM     (No. 9943000)

sorry , computer operator problems. posted incorrectly before.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 7/28/2014 10:30:28 AM     (No. 9943003)

Is Mr. Barone ready to become a Tea Partier?

Now that would be news!

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