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Jonah: Peter Beinart’s column is good, though I disagree with this statement: “big companies represent a narrower group of people than labor, environmental, or consumer groups.” Don’t “big companies” serve the broad interest of providing lots of jobs? And don’t they create wealth for millions of shareholders, including ordinary folks saving for retirement through IRAs and the like? The statement is even more true if we remove the adjective “big.” Beinart also incorrectly assumes that “consumer groups” represent all consumers, rather than just a slice of them.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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