"good" billionaires are honest about their agendas— the rest are silent and support their own interests
It's op-ed day! *Crucial* piece from Page, Seawright, & on their forthcoming book on the attitudes & behavior of billionaires. Builds on Page/Bartes/Seawright (2013) in , surveying the uber-wealthy--one of my fav papers ever.
What billionaires want: the secret influence of America’s 100 richest
"Most of the wealthiest US billionaires . . . are extremely conservative on economic issues. Obsessed with cutting taxes, especially estate taxes – which apply only to the wealthiest Americans."
" Billionaires have plenty of media access, but most of them choose not to say anything at all about the policy issues of the day. They deliberately pursue a strategy of what we call “stealth politics”."
What billionaires want: the secret influence of America’s 100 richest