The woke left turn of much of corporate America has us thinking about a long-ago Journal headline: Down With Big Business. That header atop a 1979 editorial came in a decade, like this one, when prominent companies were accommodating an aggressive expansion of government to political applause.
The editorial noted how big companies like GM were signing up for new and costly regulation during the Carter years, much as its CEO had endorsed wage-and-price controls in the Nixon Administration. “These insights are gradually helping us to understand why the very biggest businesses are such unreliable allies in the fight to preserve a free enterprise economy,” wrote Editor
Robert L. Bartley.
Well, here we are back at the same stand, with prominent CEOs and businesses signing up for all the supposed virtue that progressive government has to offer. The lectures on voting access have received…