What is Patriotism?

Excellent essay by Brad Miller. (thanks to James Lyons-Weiler for bringing Miller to our attention)

“I’m in complete agreement with Mark Twain on patriotism. He explained it as ‘supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.’ I too draw a clear distinction between government and country. The two are not the same.”


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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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