In an op-ed in the Nashua Telegraph, Daniel Weeks writes:
Our problem today is not a broken government but a beholden one: government is more beholden to special-interest shareholders who fund campaigns than it is to ordinary voters. Like any sound investor, the funders seek nothing more and nothing less than a handsome return – deficits be darned – in the form of tax breaks, subsidies and government contracts.
This is pretty much what I’ve been saying for a long time now. The same thing could be said about the economy as well as the government.