Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Succeed


2015-10-15 – The Democrats debate banks that are too big to fail. The Republicans debate government that is too big to succeed. And nobody seems to grasp the obvious similarity.

It’s popular to rant about bigness. But little is done about bigness because people are pointing fingers at one another. Pointing fingers is more fun than being effective.

In Tuesday’s Democratic debate, we saw the distinction based on size come into play. Even Bernie Sanders cheers on the small businessman. The beef is with the large guys. We see a comparable sensitivity on the Republican side where small, local governmental units have much more sympathy than the “bloated” federal government.

Big guys are bullies. Little guys are just struggling to get along.

And yet, everyone wants to be on the side of the bully.

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