Analysis from Robyn Blumner:
University economics departments, like [Florida State]’s, are part of the mercenary army that gives the Koch brothers legitimizing cover. George Mason University, a public university in Virginia, is one of the best examples. The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation has given more than $30 million to it over the last 20 years. The foundation’s pet project is the school’s Mercatus Center, over which it exerts tremendous control. The institute touts itself as “the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas.” Its scholars helped mold the Bush administration’s anti-regulatory policies.
The Kochs may not like taxes but they sure like to leverage public funds to advance and amplify their own ideological agenda. That agenda leaves the middle class without a government protector in the face of laissez-faire capitalism.
Welcome to the Koch brothers’ war. Once America’s progressives are fully snuffed out, we will all be its casualties.
If ‘the people’ get to vote on gay marriage, why can’t they vote on the Koch Brothers’ continued presence in American society – you know, something that actually has a negative effect on, well, everything?