CCP Media Manager Joe Trotter posted an interesting piece in Friday’s Frum Forum on the relationship between corporations and politics — something the protestors at the “Occupy” rallies across the country seem to fundamentally misunderstand.
If Occupy Wall Street had its way, corporations would be forbidden from educating both politicians and voters about the enormous costs and few benefits that stem from these proposed regulations. Silencing one group may be politically beneficial in the short-term for certain groups. However, it ultimately leaves everyone worse off because it creates a knowledge vacuum. In our society, public and private sectors are hopelessly intertwined. It does everyone a disservice to hold only one group responsible.
While it seems a bit odd that these groups would understand the complexities of that relationship so suddenly — particularly when those who are experts on the subject are still ferreting out the intricacies — taken up the mantle they have.