In a prior post I have expressed a healthy criticism for the effect of interest group politics on the legislative law-making process. I think that is why this story reported by NPR resonated so deeply. It is a real life fairy tale of cooperative, sensible public policymaking for the common good.
The video below reports the results of the historic cooperation between the Humane Society and the United Egg Producers to recommend new egg production regulations meeting the needs of both organizations. But the NPR audio report is a more compelling story of how dedicated advocates came together to put extreme self interest aside to pursue the public good. My summary could not do it justice. Listen here.