Conservatism for fun and profit

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The New Republic’s Ben Adler claims a young DC intern’s comment that working at the Heritage Foundation will help her land a job as a pharmaceutical lobbyist as representative of the conservative movement’s confusion of the interests of big business with free-market ideology. Adler has a point, but the real problem may be the confusion of the interests of the conservative movement with the interests of the GOP, the GOP having been founded to advance the interests of big business over the free market.

Conservatives have also discovered that running the welfare-warfare state for the benefit of their big business patrons is more fun and lucrative than fighting to limit the power of the state. You really can’t tell the difference between the pigs and the farmers…

8:35 pm on June 27, 2005