Nice op ed from Gregg Sherrill in today's WSJ standing up for business. As he says, business has been too silent and too passive when it comes to the criticism that it has received lately. I am not sure if it is fear or what, but I do not understand why the bank CEO's, BP's CEO, or any of the other people called in to testify in front of Congress just sit there and take the verbal lashing given to them. These executives are private citizens, Congress works for them, and they don't need to be lectured by some half wit rep who never made it past an entry level job before being elected to office (see Kucinich, Dennis).
As much as I dislike overpaid CEO's, I dislike politicians even more, and I realize that big corporations employ tens of millions of people while politicians do nothing but interfere so that they can toot their own horn on CSPAN.
If all of the good CEO's and businesses of the world would stand up to the various govt's trying to portray them as the bad guy I think that they would find that they have a lot of supporters.