Wednesday, December 15, 2004

TIA Daily: The Deficit Pragmatists

If Pragmatism is a philosophy which encourages men to focus on short-range, concrete "practical" issues while ignoring basic principles, then there is no better example of the pragmatists than those who think keeping the deficit low is more important than reducing the individual's dependence on government—precisely the position taken by some opponents of Social Security privatization.

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by Jack Wakeland
Dinesh D'Souza Goes Over to the Enemy, Intellectually