This is really how President Obama sees the private sector. It’s just one more interest group in need of care and feeding by Big Government. And since we already have a Commerce Department, let’s just rebrand that sucker and subject it to a little technocratic tinkering. Given this administration’s love of industrial policy — picking winners and losers — Obama might as call the position Secretary of Crony Capitalists.Do recall, gentle readers, that crony capitalism is not the same thing as actual capitalism.
UPDATE: Well, that took no time at all. Add this.