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Americans want to lead a decent life just like other people do, and most have no problem with the state intervening in the economy to make that possible. So America is not exceptional in that way. How it is exceptional is that its government is much more corrupt than that of most European countries. For that reason, the government does not act in the general (public) interest, but rather in the special interests of those groups which have captured the state.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns
by Alexander on Sun Jan 14th, 2007 at 08:42:16 PM EST

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