We have developed an American myth about the magical efficiency of market forces and have deified entrepreneurs. We have developed a disdain for government as an obstacle to progress. Neither is entirely true or false.
I started teaching and writing on public management during the Reagan years, and the profound and intensifying attack on government has been escalating for each of the past three decades. This should frighten all Americans.
There does seem to be a growing resentment of union workers in the United States as other workers' standards of living decrease. But are we at the point of a class war between these two sectors or is this just some conservative fantasy?