The author is half correct. He is right with regard to Lieberman's model not being conducive to creativity. He is WAY WRONG on holding up the Scandinavian model as the great incubator of creativity. That is the deserved place of America, when it didn't impose crippling taxes on the creative class. The kind of welfare state tax regime advocated by the left is as stifling to creativity as Lieberman's totalitarianism.
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