by S.M. Miller

“Long before the New Deal and Great Society, federal and state governments played essential roles in developing the economic and social potential of the United States. The Republican rhetoric that government “intervention” is inconsistent with traditional American values and practices clashes with American history. As Elizabeth Warren pointed out, no American entrepreneur or businessperson has ever succeeded without an enormous amount of local, state, and federal assistance. Rather than “class warfare,” her arguments are firmly within the American grain.