The Longest Now

Bizarre US-Russia parallels
Tuesday November 11th 2003, 3:01 pm
Filed under: chain-gang

In both countries, the wealthiest citizens are suddenly deeply involved in national politics.  What is it about this season?  In Russia, the two wealthiest citizens are in jail and in exile, with assets suddenly frozen or confiscated.

And in the US, three of our wealthiest countrymen [all in the top 10, I think] are taking on the politicians currently in office – either striving to replace them as governor of our wealthiest state, advising the same, or pledging their billions to unseat the sitting president

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