Mitchell’s Musings 8-4-14: A Modest Proposal to Combat Income Inequality (in California)

04 Aug 2014 2:24 PM | Daniel Mitchell (Administrator)

California has long had a system of direct democracy – the initiative, referendum, and recall – going back to the early 20th century. The idea was that politicians – corrupted by special interest money – needed to be checked by the electorate. At the time, the villain de jour was the Southern Pacific Railroad, often depicted back in the day as an octopus strangling commerce and buying politicians. Reform was needed.


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