Business Journals seem to be publishing articles that are downright liberal recently. One interesting example is this article — “The four business gangs that run the US”
No, two of them are not the Democratic and Republican parties. We’re talking about the gangs with real power. Here they are:
- Military-industrial complex – Fifty years ago Dwight Eisenhower tried to warn us about this one, but did we listen?
- Wall Street-Washington complex – That’s right, the “too big to fail” Wall Street gang. We cry out that we are out of money and that we have to fight deficits, but no check is too big to write to these masters of our universe.
- Big Oil-transport-military complex – the folks that brought you two stupid wars (at least) in the middle east, suppressed most public transport and non-oil energy sources, got us to ignore climate change, filled our world with plastics that never degrade, invented planned obsolescence, and got the government to build one of the most socialistic things they’ve ever done: the federal highway system.
- Healthcare industry – the people who swallow up an enormous 17% of our GDP and in return give us some of the worst health results in the developed world, and still somehow manage to convince a large number of Americans that this is a good thing.