What these folks are missing is that it’s not just corporate influence on gov’t. It’s gov’t abuse of its power. The corruption goes both ways.
It’s not just corrupt business folks trying to get gov’t to give them a bigger market share, it’s corrupt gov’t folks giving businesses a hard time if they don’t ante up into the game.
Politicians love to be able to grant favors to friends and ignore, if not outright harm, enemies. If gov’t didn’t do that, there wouldn’t be as much of a need for lobbyists.
oops, had two windows open at the same time.
My post above does not apply here.