Explains A Lot

by Jonah Goldberg

One of the lines from Biden I couldn’t squeeze into my column was this gem that I think needs to be remembered, even though every time you read it Friedrich Hayek cries up in heaven.

“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive,” he said. “In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States….No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years.”

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