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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

5 Responses

  1. James D. says:

    This is a very good discussion. The Left loves to berate those who live in flyover country by saying that more welfare money goes to poor people in Red states like Alabama, Mississippi, etc. They conveniently ignore all of the government jobs in NYC, Washington, DC, etc. Not to mention all of the subsidized development and corporate welfare, etc. that “capitalists” in big cities receive. I’d be willing to bet that a hundred times, or more government money goes to big cities than goes to small towns and rural areas. I was recently looking at an urban renovation project where the developer received over $30 million in various tax breaks, grants, etc. for a building that he purchased for $8 million. His profit on the project was assured by the welfare he was receiving. The white collar welfare loafers in big cities receive the biggest benefits.

  2. Dot says:

    “Urban Blight – The Solution”: Boot Camp.

  3. Joshua Smith says:

    The Celine Dion at the end was a nice touch.

  4. George Bagby says:

    I don’t want to be inside the city limits when the “benefits” run out.

  5. Rex Scott says:

    Joshua. Thanks, I thought it appropriate.