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October 14, 2013

Shutdown driving debate over role of government

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But he added, “There is a real world out there. And as the consequences of the shutdown spread, as more and more normal government functions simply are unavailable and as people encounter problems that they didn’t expect, they will perhaps respond differently.”

Galston had his own example to cite, noting that a document he needs for research on a paper he’s writing suddenly became unavailable when the Library of Congress took down its website.

“I think a lot of people are going to discover that routine functions that they weren’t thinking about are going to be unavailable and the zone of inconvenience is going to expand,” he said.

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