Whereas most Americans assume social welfare policy exists in order to provide economic security to average people and to lessen inequality, the policies of the submerged state have aided and abetted the upward distribution of riches, with more and more of the largesse accrued to those at the very top. The sectors that it nurtures, in turn, have invested in strengthening their political capacity, fortifying their ability to defend existing arrangements.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The 1% love big government...
Suzanne Mettler in her excellent book The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy :