Sunday, November 29, 2015

Remaking Politics In Illinois To Serve The Ultra Wealthy

The state of Illinois has a long history of poor government.  This article describes the new governor of Illinois, along with his policies and his unprecedented sources of campaign funding.  His campaign was funded by ultra wealthy supporters from Illinois and other states who share the same philosophy of government.  The upshot is that a handful of ultra wealthy families have an opportunity to reshape the state's agenda.  It turns out that their policies are quite different from the majority of voters in the state.  This is a strange form of democracy.  We might as well be governed by aristocrats and dispense with the corrupted electoral system that we have enabled by changing campaign finance laws which permit a minority to purchase the kind of government that serves their interests.

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