* My Crain’s Chicago Business column…
I think we all have weirdly dogmatic friends.
You know the type. They are often intelligent, successful, open-minded, even kind until you get them on their “one topic” that turns them into crazy people.
Maybe it’s religion, or the Middle East, or President Barack Obama, or abortion, or climate change. Maybe it’s something as minor as the designated hitter rule.
All of a sudden, your friend turns into a raging, hissing monster, impervious to rational discussion. I’ve known plenty of people who are no longer on speaking terms with family members or longtime friends after enduring one too many of those uber-dogmatic freakouts.
That brings us to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Go read the rest before commenting, please.
* And speaking of not listening to reason…
But even the business groups that support right-to-work and empowerment zones say the governor can’t get that done.
“We’re supportive, but the political reality for a state right-to-work bill is zero,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, state director of the Illinois Federation of Independent Business. […]
Instead, business groups want to focus on traditional bread-and-butter issues such as workers’ compensation, minimum wage, tort reform and unemployment insurance costs, said Clarke Maisch.
“You want to focus on what you can get done,” said Clarke Maisch.
When even the NFIB is to your economic left, you know you’ve ventured too far afield.