In this post in the SDMB - Fair and Balanced? thread, you intimated that people who are “business friendly” are stupid or evil. A few people expressed surprise at this sweeping statement and you promised a clarification.
Alas, the stream of discussion went in another direction, preventing you from doing so. I’m genuinely curious about what lay behind your original statement, so here’s your opportunity to expand on your thoughts. I’ll start us out in Great Debates, because I’m hopeful we can discuss the topic on its merits.
So, how about it? Did you truly mean to say that being business-friendly makes someone stupid and evil, or was that just an unfortunate confluence of words? And if you did mean it, would you care to expand on it? As I said in my reply to you, being pro-business is not an indicator of evil or stupidity, per se; I like the SDMB and the computer I use to access it, and I’m aware that I couldn’t do so without the efforts of businesses like the folks who made my computer, the nice people at my ISP, and all the geeks at the Chicago Reader. I suspect the profit motive has a lot to do with the availability of such goodness, and I’m okay with that.
I suspect you are too; here’s your opportunity to either pull back on little bit on your apparent blanket condemnation, or to defend it with some well-thought-out analysis.