George Will points out that today's Democrats are still stuck in the New Deal. Yeah, that's no great surprise. Neither are his four indictments of government policy. To repeat, those are a welfare state that works to the benefit of pensioners, many of whom have had time to accumulate assets, the technocratic imperative that turns every collective challenge into something for the commentariat to chew over on Sundays in front of pictures of the Capitol, although those sessions rarely get around to the rent seeking, the Federal Reserve pushing on a string, and, last on Mr Will's list but probably first as a driver of inequality, broken institutions that would otherwise build social capital (read: inculcate the habits of the middle class.) They're not listening, they're not listening still, not to me nor to George Will.