May 2, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 2

A square deal for the little guy

Guest Commentary

By Mark Shields

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To listen to the language of American political campaigns, you could reasonably conclude that “big” is bad and “small” is good.

Who has too much power and influence in Washington? Of course, Big Business, Big Banks and Big Money, in general. Some on the right might make a case for Big Labor. Small, by contrast, is good. We honor Small Town values, admire the Small Farmer and, almost without dissent, claim to revere the Small Business woman and man who, we hear repeatedly, are the backbone of our national economy, who create the great majority of the nation...

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