The wall in this case is The Wall Street Journal. On Friday, Aug. 12, The Wall Street Journal – the nation's pre-eminent business newspaper and the protector of capitalism – ran a scathing opinion article condemning the National Association of Realtors for encouraging anti-consumer and anti-competitive legislation and regulations. In "The Realtor Racket" it slammed NAR for efforts to pass legislation or implement regulations requiring minimum levels of service and/or prohibiting rebates. The tone of the article was something you might expect from some newspapers or consumer advocacy organizations with a liberal bent, but not from a conservative business publisher like The Wall Street Journal. To be sure, the Journal occasionally speaks out against corporate executives who are ...
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