The Carrier deal presents a paradox. A hallmark of conservative ideology is to downplay the importance of intervention in free markets by government. But, with this deal, the President-elect seems to have aligned himself with the fact that government does in fact have a role to play in ensuring public well-being through intervention and regulation. (By intervening, the President-elect has done what President Obama effectively did with the auto-industry, and was panned my many conservative critics for.)
This begs the question: Why not apply this kind of thinking (and these kinds of interventions) to other areas where government can help, and not simply take advantage of, the most vulnerable people among us?
Today is the 5th of December, 2016. It’s not a normal day.