The idea of the current crop of "conservatives" - that government can cater to greed and leave charity to volunteers - is vicious and it can't work. The "liberal" idea - that the failures of a greedy and wasteful economy can be effectively patched by government services and regulations - is also hopeless. There is no way to get a good result from an economy that institutionaliz
es greed as an honorable motive and excuses waste and destruction as "acceptable costs."
- Wendell Berry in a 2005 interview with Preservation Magazine
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