Socialism with a Southern Face

Burnham, James
September 1977
National Review;9/30/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 38, p1102
This article reports that state resort parks in Kentucky gives value for money, belying economist Adam Smith's claim that the heavy hand of government messes up everything it touches. State resort parks in Kentucky are linked with 15 other units in what may be called a chain. All state parks have a lot of land up to 3,600 acres and almost all are located on big lakes, mostly the man-made lakes created in the river-control programs of the past fifty years. In a word, these parks are a socialist institutions. One gets a better deal for his money than at any commercial establishment within sighting distance of the parks' rates.


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