"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
by:
Adam Smith
(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist
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 -- Henry, Edinboro      
Most appropriate considering Mr. Cruz's recent mess.
 -- James Wermuth, Newport, RI     
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    Hooray for Ted Cruz one of a few in the congress with any guts.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    James Wermuth, what mess ? The "public good" as a stand alone rationalization or moral imperative, is at best an oxymoron and at worst, a criminal justification.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I have never seen it practiced other than in a form of totalitarianism. If you have a good and wise king, then the people may prosper -- but good kings are hard to find! ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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