4:42 PM, Aug 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The great Washington insider scam rolls on. As Peter Schroeder of The Hill reports:
The most recent example (one of many) of such cashing in on “public service” is:
Mr. Plouffe and other White House operators like former Press Secretary Jay Carney, who is said to be in talks with Apple, are being hired for their insiderness. Which is a new variation on the old formulation of, “He knows where the bodies are buried because he buried most of them.”
The Uber business model succeeds in the marketplace. But Uber and the public need permission from the government to conduct mutually advantageous business. Such permission does not come cheap and it must be midwifed by someone like Mr. Plouffe, who knows the game.
The game has been very good to him.
For the public … not so much.
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