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a. One hundred years ago, “progressives” like Woodrow Wilson said small limited government was no longer possible because most Americans no longer lived in small towns. The “progressives” said we needed “experts” to run the government, since ordinary citizens had enough information to know what was best for them.
b. Today, new information technology again makes it possible for ordinary citizens to have as much information as the need to run their lives as Americans in small towns did in 1776.