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作为风险资本家的政府

伯克利—美国公众对政府,尤其是联邦政府的态度就像是巨蟒剧团(Monty Python)的《布莱恩的一生》(Life of Brian)中的经典一幕。

“他们给过我们什么回报吗?”扮演犹太革命家的约翰·克里斯(John Cleese)怒问。“水渠,”一位同谋怯生生地说,“还有下水道,”另一名同谋说,接着,其他人也纷纷开始举例。

“好吧,好吧,”克里斯暴怒。“然则除了下水道、医药、教育、葡萄酒、公序良俗、灌溉、公路、净水系统和公共卫生,罗马人还为我们做了什么?”

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