Friday, March 11, 2011

The real road to serfdom

I haven't been able to get myself to write anything about the GOPs latest experiment on destroying anything that stands in the way of pure plutocracy as I've found it too depressing, but Hendrik Hertzberg gets it about right (via Andrew Sullivan via Hendrik Hertzberg)

If a Republican Party that has lately become rigidly, fanatically “conservative” can succeed in reducing public-sector unions to the parlous condition of their private-sector brethren, then organized labor—which, for all its failings, all its shortsightedness, all its “special interest” selfishness, remains the only truly formidable counterweight to the ever-growing political power of that top one-thousandth—will no longer be anything close to a match for organized money. And that will be the news, brought to you by a few very rich, very powerful Americans—and many, many billions of dollars.

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