Governance

Robert Reich’s broad view of governance from his blog on 3/21/10:

…Reagan’s view of government as the problem is increasingly at odds with a nation whose system of health care relies on large for-profit entities designed to make money rather than improve health; whose economy is dependent on global capital and on global corporations and financial institutions with no particular loyalty to America; and much of whose fuel comes from unstable and dangerous areas of the world. Under these conditions, government is the only entity that can look out for our interests.

Reich did not say that government will look out for our interests obviously, but since you don’t vote on the policies of Exxon-Mobile or Goldman Sachs or Xe, your only prayer is the vote you make to select your government officials…and the quality of your oversight.

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