Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crony capitalism at work: the political clout of traditional car dealers is keeping Tesla from selling it's cars directly to Texas consumers.  The source of that clout?  Cash.

We're stuck with this sort of crap unless we miraculously acquire a lot more voters who care, and who inform themselves.  None of this is secret, or even hard to discover – not the fact of the cash donations, not the recipients of the cash, and not the votes of the recipients. Despite this, the bought-and-paid-for “representatives” keep getting re-elected.

Like a wise man once said: democracy is the worst form of government ever devised, except for all the others...

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