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Wake Up, Gulliver: The Lilliputians Are Almost Done

July 21, 2013
By Dr. Mark Hendrickson ( , The Post-Journal

Jonathan Swift's classic novel Gulliver's Travels - and in particular the novel's first section in which the tiny Lilliputians immobilize Gulliver by binding him with thousands of tiny, threadlike ropes - serves as a literary metaphor for today's American economy. While our friends on the left may complain that it is hyperbolic and chauvinistic to describe the American economy as a colossus bestriding the globe, nobody can dispute that it has been the big kid on the block.



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