April 7th, 2019

2009

Jennifer Lawrence claims to know how to fix the US political system

28 years old actress thinks that she knows better than billionaires how to manage the country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQij4aQq1k

Jennifer is a smart, energetic and successful young woman, so in this video she correctly describes how political system works (in particular, that big money have huge influence on the political decisions in the US).

But due to her youth and inexperience Jennifer failed to understand the root cause of why billionaires have such strong influence on the politics. It is not just because billionaires can use their money to influence politics. The political system is, actually, working much better when people who are able to earn and accumulate wealth have stronger influence over the politics.
Both billionaires and [relatively] poor people majority benefit from billionaires having stronger influence over the US politics.

Consider Venezuela where billionaires failed to control the government power and allowed socialism to take over. The whole Venezuelan population is suffering now as a result.

I will take "average billionaire" opinion over "average voter" opinion any day.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/169319.html