Robert Reich Doesn't Realize He Was Protected by the Private Sector
Robert Reich, who has never seen a government intervention he doesn't like, tells this story on his blog:
As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the dessert in my lunchbox. Then my new Davy Crockett cap. Then the softball and bat I got for my birthday.
Finally I stopped giving in. When the bullies began roughing me up on the playground some older boys came to my rescue and threatened my tormenters with black eyes if they ever touched me again. That ended their extortion racket.
Where was the government? Where were the public school administrators? He was protected by the private sector.