I appreciate and respect George McGovern's military service in WW2, and have read his book. But, if I were looking him in the eye, I would tell him he is/was a stupid man. Some knowledge is hard to get or rare, in that few people know it. There is NO excuse for a government official not knowing and understanding business. How hard would it have been for the Senator to have lunch with businessmen, visit their businesses, or send a staffer to spend the day? That knowledge was easily and readily available, so none excuse given for not getting it.