C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “Fiorina Claims She’s Not Part of the ‘Professional Political Class’” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford.
While it’s refreshing to learn that Americans are waking up to the reality of a patristic, entrenched political elite, it’s distressing that Fiorina doesn’t consider herself and her fellow corporate executives part of it.
The failure to see the American corporate-state partnership (also known as capitalism) is at the root of the problem. Fiorina and most other supposed free-marketers on the right see a sharp distinction between the public sector and private enterprise. This distinction is illusory. Take for example Hewlett Packard, which Fiorina touts as her major selling point–she was HP’s CEO from 1999-2005. Like other large corporate behemoths, HP is a good-for-nothing welfare queen that derives a great deal of its earnings from feeding at the public trough, both directly and indirectly. HP’s history of being in bed with the United States government and other governments around the world put its former CEO Fiorina squarely in the professional political class she so readily condemns.
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