Saturday, October 27, 2007

The 'Social Contract' Breached

John Edwards, injecting some life into an otherwise stultifying presidential campaign, gave a speech yesterday that actually made sense.

Edwards called for renewing the “social contract” between business and government if elected president. Here's a link to the text. Note what he says under "Demand Corporate Responsibility." I like it.

All meaningless rhetoric, naturally, but it's pleasing to hear some meaningless candidate rhetoric that is actually meaningful. Edwards said nothing new, but the fact that he said it -- while the other candidates say nothing or mime "supply side" blather -- is refreshing.

Sure he hasn't got an icicle's chance in hell of being elected, but his proposals are intriguing and should be studied. They won't be, but they should be.

© 2007 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.

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