The point is, Democrats too often let their interest groups get in the way of progress and equity. The labor movement, once righteous, has become one of the most reactionary forces in American life. Labor's position against free trade would impose a massive, regressive consumer tax on the poor and middle classes.... The teachers unions protect incompetence and inflexibility in the schools. The trial lawyers' insistence on punitive malpractice damages fuels the rocketing cost of health care.There's a Yale Law School professor somewhere who's eating this stuff up.
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Joe Klein and Robert Reich have a great dialogue on Slate over the question "Can the Democrats Be Revived?" Joe Klein is merciless: