Bob Ehrlich: COVID & China Have Exposed How Globalism’s Virtues Were Exaggerated All Along

Bob Ehrlich: COVID & China Have Exposed How Globalism’s Virtues Were Exaggerated All Along


Op-Ed

During my twenty years in public office, I would regularly take batting practice on the hypocrisy of the business community.

Why, I would ask, do business interests regularly write checks to politicians who oppose job creators, while liberal special interests reject such game playing?

In private, a weak response was typically offered: We give because it gains us “access.” Phrased another way, business interests gave to anti-business politicians because they had become acclimated to the crumbs that fell if they fell from big labor’s table. I nevertheless screamed bloody murder on behalf of the entrepreneurs who refused to indulge such games — to little avail.

One unforgettable aspect of my crusade was the furious reaction of anti-business legislators to being exposed.

They hated being found

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