It is funny, every once in a while someone will try to make the case to me that #oldmedia, TV, newspapers, cuneiform tablets, aren’t overwhelmingly statist. These people argue that because the #oldmedia is controlled by a handful (and soon to be a smaller handful) of large corporations that this somehow means that the media, ispso facto, can’t be “liberal.” That somehow corporations aren’t for what is often considered the “liberal” or now “progressive” agenda.
For as long as there has been an “American Dream” there have likely been people who insisted that it was dead. But it’s funny. No one really knows what the “American Dream” actually is.
The US Chamber is spending big money in an effort to rein the Republican Party back away from the emerging small government coalition which has emerged over the past couple of years.
It seems fairly obvious that it would not. It is very hard for a large business to remain a dominant player without gifts from the government. Big business is not enamored with the free markets libertarians advocate. In a free market big businesses are constantly sniped at by smaller but more nimble competitors. Smaller newer companies are hungrier and usually have newer equipment. They often have fresher personnel. Free markets make life hard for big business.
Sometimes? I’d say often.
Big business still likes many Republicans, don’t worry. But Dorfman is right, big business sees real opportunity in partnering with big government and is increasingly doing so. You know like in 1920s Italy.
“Among other initiatives, the A.C.A. would relax restrictions on collusion between health care providers.”
At least one Republican gave up complaining about Obamacare and decided that it made much more sense to mine the massive wealth redistribution program for a little wealth of his own.
Another good one from Tim Carney. He is absolutely on point with this piece. The GOP should get real about small government or it may find itself completely irrelevant in the relatively near future. Voters are done financing this sort of thing, at least formerly GOP voters are.
Both Big Labor and Big Business want to keep the big bucks flowing from Washington DC. Friday they came together to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.