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Monday, May 29, 2006

Industry vs. Industry: Robert Reich, who as far as I know is the only former cabinet member with his own blog, makes an interesting point about big political issues, usually framed by the media as conservative vs. liberal or activist vs. business. In reality, he says “the most bruising fights in Washington occur between two different industries.”

He points to the debate over drilling for natural gas in the continental shelf, which was covered primarily as a debate between industry and environmentalists. “That wasn't it at all. It was the tourist industry versus oil and natural gas. Dems and Republicans were on boths sides of the issue depending on whether they were from coastal states or inland.”

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