Spitzer’s attack on the Chamber of Commerce — which is not at all reliably libertarian, particularly at the state and local level — includes this passage:
The chamber survives financially on the dues and support of its members, which are most of America’s major corporations listed on the stock exchange. The chamber derives its political clout from the fact that its membership includes these corporations. Yet we—you and I—own the companies that support the chamber and permit it to propagate its views. Our passive, permissive attitude toward the management of the companies we own has enabled the chamber to be one of the primary impediments to the reform of markets, health care, energy policy, and politics that we have all been calling for (emphasis added).
Slate has always mostly been written by liberals. Does the publication now want only liberal readers?