Saved, In Essence, By Socialism

Saved, In Essence, By Socialism

by
Abby Zimet

The drama that unfolded in Chile as 33 miners were miraculously,
meticulously rescued from the depths was riveting. It was not, however,
"a smashing victory for free-market capitalism," as claimed by a surreal op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, but rather a victory for faith, technology and especially caring, competent governance.

"The miners were employees of...an out-of-control, anti-union,
government-regulation-defying, safety nightmare corporation undergoing a (state-run) audit. The
miners were rescued by a government-sponsored intervention supervised
by Codelco, the state's copper company, (along with) the expertise of
NASA, an American government agency, and gifts from foreign
governments."

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