Dear WaPo: Why Does Lobbying Come as a Shock?

Editor, Washington Post Book World

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Dear Editor:

Re: James Q. Wilson's review of Robert Kaiser's "So Damn Much Money" ("Is Washington for Sale?" Jan. 18): Why are people continually surprised that successful special-interest-group lobbying happens routinely in Washington?  To be shocked by this reality is like being shocked that sex happens in whorehouses.


Donald J. Boudreaux


Don Boudreaux is the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a Business & Media Institute adviser.