I'm Still Not Shopping at Amazon | Slog:
Not sure what others are thinking in the office, but I for one am not celebrating Jeff Bezos' $2.5 million contribution to the marriage equality campaign. Sure, I hope the campaign puts the money to good use, and I'd rather Bezos spend his money promoting marriage equality than defeating it, but quite frankly I'm simply fed up with the oversized role the super wealthy are playing in our initiative process, and in politics in general.
One of the rallying cries of the progressive movement is that "there are more of us than there are of them." Yeah, true. But they have more money. And as money increasingly becomes the determining factor in politics (as it clearly already is in the initiative process) it basically means that the rest of us are fucked.