And the presciption generally given on the left for the cooption of government by special interests? … More influence for government regulators over the industries in which their paymasters operate, more power for government officials to do favors for those who fund their campaigns.
“You don’t understand…” they explain, “…it’s only the bad party that does this. If only we elect the good people to office then this won’t happen. It’s not the fact that power corrupts as a basic fault of human nature – it’s that we have just been giving this power to the wrong (i.e. corruptable) people. Trust us. Our people are not susceptible to such base motivations. Sincerely! Honestly! Really! Zhende! No Kidding! Give government officials more power, but give it to our candidates, and we promise they will use it exclusively for the public good!”