In response to a segment on the homeless, a TV anchorperson recently quipped, “Well, that’s the price of progress!” Those who had tuned in to this Reaganite one-liner (an ideological relative to the old Stalinist quip, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs”) expressed their outrage to the network; but then it was the Yuletide, and popular sympathies had made a seasonal turn to the Tiny Tims and the down-and-out.
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