"The housing and financial crisis convulsing the U.S. is powering a new wave of government regulation of business and the economy...In fact, some proponents today of a bigger oversight role for government are Republican heirs to the legacy of President Reagan."
The pendulum's swinging back: toward a strong, progressive, activist government that does more to make the playing field fair. It's what people want.
"By a 53%-to-42% margin, Americans want government to "do more to solve problems," according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday. A dozen years earlier, respondents opposed government action by a 2-to-1 margin."
(Young Americans support this idea even more).