Monday, February 28, 2011

The unions aren't the real plutocrats

Jonathan Chait points out a flaw in Kevin D. Williamson's screed against union power:
Obviously, unions exert a large influence in absolute terms. But relative to business, labor is indeed a tiny force. In the last election cycle, business groups out-spent labor on both lobbying and electioneering by more than a 3-to-1 ratio.


Rick Henderson said...

You call Williamson's post a screed? Please. That makes as much sense as talking about plutocrats. Balderdash and poppycock. Harrumph.

KhabaLox said...

Rick, you have no problem with business out spending labor in our elections by 3-1? You nit-pick Joel on his diction and fail to address the point of the post. Why is that?

Joel said...

K - I think Rick is just having a little fun with me. No worries.