Betty, I thought that you of all people would grasp the implications straightaway.
Here is a quote from the article, citing a book:
In her recent award-winning book, to be published in English next year as The Price of Democracy,
Cagé calculates that 600 wealthy people in France gave between €3m and
€4.5m to Macron’s election campaign. In other words, 2% of all donors
made up between 40 % and 60% of all En Marche funding. Within a few
months, the new president cut taxes on the wealthy, giving his richest
donors “a return of nearly 60,000% on their investment”. Just as with
Notre Dame – a tiny deposit, a lot of influence and one hell of a
OK, I do know that you are not fiscally resident in France but even so this has echos everywhere else, don't you think?
Is it acceptable that money can buy you influence beyond your dreams, can buy you presidents, whole governments?
Don't know what we as individuals can do about that but it's an uncomfortable subject on which to reflect.
Perhaps though, Betty, you belong to the global elite and you already know all about these inner workings of social and political life?
Sovereignty: the right to eat cholorinated chicken.
from The Little Book of Brexit Bo ll oc ks