Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Union hatred

Whenever there's a news story that touches on unions at all, the virulent union-haters show up in comments threads. They blame the union for everything that has gone wrong. The UAW pushed American automakers into mortal peril. Teachers' unions actively prevent public education.

Why? Why is union boss so much more fearsome than boss?

Unions are far from perfect, of course. So are governments. After the past eight years, that much is obvious. After eight years of President Obama, it will still be obvious, though less so. But corporations and other businesses are imperfect, too. They're human institutions, built and run by fallible people. Hell, even religious institutions are often deeply fallible, no matter whose descent and imprimatur they claim.

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