I posted four years ago that typical pro-business political positions are often actually bad for business because they are short sighted. In my experience working with business owners, lack of strategic planning is something they are almost always “too busy” to do, so it doesn’t surprise me that this problem expends to politics.
Seth Godin writes a post with a similar conclusion, though Seth adds some more profound insights – as he usually does.
One interesting line from Seth is “At some point, a healthy and fairly paid community is essential if you want to sell them something.”
Think about it. How well would your company survive without a market that had the money to buy your products, the time to shop for and enjoy them, and the leisure to pay attention?