Yeah sure, it's kind of a weak rip-off of that classic "What have the Romans ever done for us?" bit in Monty Python's Life of Brian, but it's an obvious rip-off that makes a salient point. (It also starts off as I imagine all Seattle Times editorial board meetings do.)

Isn't it funny how the free marketeers love to sing the praises of competition, yet refuse to acknowledge the role of competition between corporations and organized labor in raising living standards and building the modern middle class?