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Strategic Masochism

August 1st, 2002 · No Comments

Ram over at PostPolitics dug into Dick Gephardt’s funding and found that his special brand of anti-corporate populism is, unsurprisingly enough, funded by huge corporations. Now, maybe that’s just self-defense, because as an incumbent Gephardt is practically guaranteed reelection. But Ram suggests that the motivation may be more sinister still: as long as regulation and oversight fall more heavily on the small competitors of massive firms — which they typically do — then it may be very convenient indeed for the big boys.

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