Late in the Game
Things are swinging in a new direction in America. And sure, it’s late in the game, but the game-changers seem finally to be coming around. We all know who they are . . . those with the buckets of money who have been so unrelentingly resistant to what many of us feel is simply common sense.
I propose as evidence a recent column by Robert Reich, titled Real Business Leaders Want to Save Capitalism. Nice title. User-friendly and I opened it to some surprise, expecting it to (again) be a Reich treatise on what business leaders should be paying attention to. Actually, Robert was paid a visit by a man he identifies only as ‘chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms,’ but a chairman is a chairman and any port in a storm.
“I asked him why he was concerned,” according to Robert’s account. “Because the American middle class is the core of our customer base,” he said. “If they can’t afford our products in the years ahead, we’re in deep trouble.”