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Feb 8, 2022Β·edited Feb 9, 2022Liked by James Pethokoukis

I love Kevin Kelly and his work, but he got one point completely wrong. "American society over emphasizes the individual's self-interest, and over-relies on the marketplace to solve social problems, and so coddles the short term. Modern Americanism tends to ignore the government..."

This is so backward! Americans now turn reflexively to government to solve everything, despite government's inability to do so. There has been a strong trend away from self-reliance and personal responsibility. We rely on the marketplace far TOO LITTLE to solve problems that its distributed intelligence can solve far better than government -- when government gets out of the way and doesn't bury the market in regulations.

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Always a great read, James. Thanks much for the effort you put into it.

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