June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Since the failure of the effort to
recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a curious meme has been
slithering through the commentariat: Public-employee unions are
down and out.
They aren’t, of course. They remain as formidable as ever,
and will spend the current election cycle doing what they do,
spending tens of millions of dollars to elect candidates who
favor their interests. We might be better off if the unions had
less political clout -- as long as the pro-business groups that
get up to the same mischief were less powerful, too.