Ricketts. DeVos. Mercer. All names right out of Jane Mayer’s Dark Money, which is a solidly researched book showing how the Koch brothers billions, along with their network of billionaire friends, have been deployed since 2008 to reshape the politics of America along libertarian lines.
Read the book. It’s not a light task, but you will come away better informed and understand more of what we are seeing.
In my view democracy really does break down when the rich call all the shots.