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January 31, 2007

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Sean Prendiville

I really don't think it's "Bizarre Business Blindness" or a great mystery. The issue is class. From one of Malcolm Gladwells' excellent pieces on health care (available at www.gladwell.com):

Under the circumstances, one of the great mysteries of contemporary American politics is why Wagoner (G.M.'s CEO) isn't the nation's leading proponent of universal health care and expanded social welfare. That's the only way out of G.M.'s dilemma.... "One thing I've learned is that corporate America has got much more class solidarity than we do — meaning union people," the U.S.W.'s Ron Bloom says. "They really are afraid of getting thrown out of their country clubs, even though their objective ought to be maximizing value for their shareholders."

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