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Bob Hockett

Thanks for this, Steve,

I often miss Robert Reich's presence in government!

A couple of supplementary thoughts:

One is that while the military seems now to constitute our principal jobs and education program, our penal regime seems in parallel to constitute our principal social welfare program! I've read quite a few anecdotal reports of recidivists who purport to have committed more crimes simply in order to regain a place to sleep, eat, and bathe.

Another thought is this: reliance on the military and the penal system to keep people employed, fed, housed, clothed etc. ought to strike self-named 'conservatives' as ... dare I say it? ... 'socialism'!

Thanks again,


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