Trump as Excuse

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Jennifer Senior’s latest is titled “The President Has Made Selfishness Our National Credo.”

Compare that claim with the one stated by the late economist Robert Heilbroner:

“At a business forum, I was once brash enough to say that I thought the main cultural impact of television advertising was to teach children that grown-ups told lies for money. How strong, deep, or sustaining can be the values of a civilization that generates a ceaseless flow of half-truths and careful deceptions?”

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