Thursday, February 5, 2009

Unholy Union

Conservatives distrust the government and celebrate the free market.  Liberals are wary of corporations and are big fans of most things prefixed by "public".  I wish both sides would recognize that one of the biggest threats to both good business and good government comes from the unholy union of the two.  You know, like when red-light camera companies collude with the police to rake in additional fines.  Or when kiddie prisons bribe judges to send more juvenile felons their way.  When government contractors waste billions intended to rebuild Iraq.  And worst of all, when mercenaries private security contractors endanger American soldiers and hinder our success in Iraq by alienating, enraging, or massacring the locals.

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