A shift in liberal politics

  • Article by: David Brooks , New York Times
  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 1:50 PM

There is a statue outside the Department of Labor of a powerful, rambunctious horse being reined in by an extremely muscular man. This used to be a metaphor for liberalism. The horse was capitalism. The man was government, which was needed sometimes to restrain capitalism’s excesses.

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