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Alexander R. Cohen
Today is Constitution Day, and while the Constitution we inherit from America’s Founders is easy to praise, it doesn’t take much looking to find things the government it authorizes is doing wrong. So let’s take a moment to ask ourselves what a better constitution would do.
Here are a few thoughts:
Nicole Ciandella over at the Competitive Enterprise Institute challenges President Obama and his Republican opponent's shared preference for discussing small businesses rather than big ones. It's the big businesses, she says, and the businesses that become big, that create new opportunities for workers and consumers. So they deserve more "love" from politicians.
It is sometimes suggested that success in business is an exceptionally good qualification for public office. By that standard, Michael R. Bloomberg would be one of the most qualified public officials in the country: Before becoming mayor of New York City, he built a highly successful enterprise—and its field was financial news, thus tying him to two of New York’s most important industries, finance and media.
Today, I sent in my taxes. Tonight, I’ll eat the bread of affliction.
The combination got me thinking.
Passover—the only Jewish holiday I’ve honored throughout my decades as an atheist—celebrates the mythic liberation of my ancestors from slavery. More than that, it asks each participant to imagine himself as a liberated slave.