Look who’s talking ‘compete or die’
In the course of an interview, Ezra Klein points out that the archaic, ineffective rules that have paralyzed the Senate would never be allowed to survive in a competitive business environment, but that supposedly conservative pro-business senators justify them by referring to their hallowed traditions. His interlocutor responds:
This is what happens when institutions have toxic cultures. they eat themselves alive. It’s like a virus. In the market, they would have had to adjust, or they would’ve gone out of business.
And who is it that’s spreading this laissez-faire social Darwinist line? It’s Andy Stern, president of SEIU. When the union bosses are saying your political processes are so arcane and out-of-date you deserve to go bankrupt, you know you’re in trouble. Wake up, Senate.