Feature, not bug

Bob Herbert, in his last NY Times column, made the following aside:

G.E. is the nation’s largest corporation. Its chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt, is the leader of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. You can understand how ordinary workers might look at this cozy corporate-government arrangement and conclude that it is not fully committed to the best interests of working people.

Gee, ya think?

The problem is, for all he questions Obama on this example, this has been the case long before him and will be long after.  Has anyone thought to ask Bob Herbert to cite a time where wealth and government didn’t team up?


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Left-libertarian blogger & occasional musician.
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One Response to Feature, not bug

  1. Todd S. says:

    Funny, Ioz had a Herbert quote he tore apart today as well. Loved his parting line: It never fails to amaze, this inveterate capacity to be astonished by the most essential characteristics of a thing.

    Personally, I’m really trying to get people to see that there is no divide between corporate America and the American state. We don’t look at the military or the police and think that the enforcement apparatus is detached from the state. We don’t look at congress and think the legislative apparatus is detached from the state. Why would we look at state-chartered business and think so? I assume because we’ve been told to.

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