There was a lot going on at the conference, but one underlying dynamic is particularly notable. I mentioned it in my post on Jeff Immelt's panel, but it's worth discussing at more length. The conservative ideologues -- the WSJ editorial board, invited guests Fred Smith and Myron Ebell of CEI, Steve Milloy of JunkScience -- thought they were going to put the CEOs' feet to the fire. Force business community to face some hard truths. Expose carbon policy as an economy killer! Instead, they ended up looking small, shrill, and utterly marginalized. Despite their claims to be pro-business, the business …
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