Who built that?

The New York Times ran a great article in the business section this week talking about the relationship between business and government. It’s a little historical perspective, including a plug for a great book I read this summer “Why Nations Fail.” I highly recommend the article AND the book.

This is another case where thinking about balance is useful. There are extremes on both ends of the spectrum that turn out to be not pleasant places to live. We’re clearly not interested in living a communist country, but we’re also not super excited about living in a world without public investment in roads, libraries, schools, etc.



About the Author

I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.