In Denial: MICA Prof Writes NYTimes Opinion on Our Reluctance to Admit Dependency on Government Help

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Firmin DeBrabander, an associate professor of philosophy at MICA, has written an opinion in the New York Times today on Americans’ dependence on government assistance and our unwillingness to acknowledge our reliance on it.

“…we are all thoroughly saturated with government assistance in this country: farm subsidies that lower food prices for us all, mortgage interest deductions that disproportionately favor the rich, federal mortgage guarantees that keep interest rates low, a bloated Department of Defense that sustains entire sectors of the economy and puts hundreds of thousands of people to work. We can hardly fathom the depth of our dependence on government, and pretend we are bold individualists instead.”

Read Deluded Individualism in the New York Times.


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