Is this just an accidental use of the right word, or does Senator Michael Bennet really understand what is going on? From an NYT piece by Maureen Dowd -
He thinks the trouble is not so much a clash of Democratic and Republican orthodoxies as it is a clash of past and future. “I think the inhabitants of the past are fighting hard to keep the rents they acquired in the 20th century,” he said.
The story is about why Michael Bennet - a Democratic senator - voted against the cliff deal. He gets a smiley face, from KPC. If more senator talked about rent-seeking, instead of doing it, we would be better off.
Is this the way 2013 is going to be? Going to Maureen Dowd for good information, and Democratic senators for wisdom? Golly.