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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 When the union bosses are saying your political processes are so arcane and out-of-date you deserve to go bankrupt, you know you’re in trouble.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.
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