This article got me a little agitated on Twitter yesterday. To recap what I was snarking about it at the time, Reason magazine seems to be asking: What’s so bad about billionaires spending money in politics? It just helps you freely decide what to think!
I hate it when patronising liberals assume that voters are so dumb as to be manipulated by a constant stream of media propaganda.
“Money doesn’t make politics dirty; politicians make politics dirty.” See? It has nothing to do with how rich those politicians are.
This is why I could probably be well described as a left-libertarian, and may well be proceeding inexorably toward anarchism. I sympathise with Reason‘s skepticism about government intervention and increased regulation, but I’m not attracted by the idea of reducing government until it’s just the right size to prop up billionaires’ efforts to consolidate their political and economic power, while leaving the rest of us out in the cold.