Monday, June 22, 2009

Just wondering...

Can anybody remember a single occasion where the media has admonished corporate interests to accept whatever they could get from a right-wing government in power rather than making any new demands, lest the next government prove less friendly? And if not, then why is the mirror image of that message such a standard response when it comes to unions?

(Incidentally, the above is intended to be somewhat less snarky than might be apparent at first glance. Indeed, the real failing pointed out by the questions is probably a complete lack of scrutiny for corporate demands, rather than the willingness to apply pressure as to what unions or other less-favoured parties ask for as well. But the gap does seem to be a rather striking one.)

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