I don't really read what Bob Herbert writes anymore. The question is, does he.
In his latest, he looks over the state of the world and, as always, discovers it proves everything he's believed all along. Fine, a lot of columnists are like that. But then we get this:
The collapse of the economy in the Great Recession gave us the starkest, most painful evidence imaginable of the failure of laissez-faire economics and the destructive force of the alliance of big business and government against the interests of ordinary Americans.
Okay, Bob. So the problem is there's not enough interaction between business and government, and there's too much interaction between business and government.