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Who Stole What from Whom?

6th December 2017

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I visited the Patagonia web site looking for some Christmas presents yesterday and learned that “the president stole my land.” How horrible! So I looked into it and discovered that President Trump took federal land that was managed by a particular set of federal agencies under a particular set of restrictions and changed it into federal land managed by the very same federal agencies under a slightly different set of restrictions. Not to jump on Patagonia, whose clothing I’ve always enjoyed, but where’s the theft in that?

I don’t know that there is a special name for the phobia that is ‘fear that something somewhere is not being regulated by the government’, but there ought to be.

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