Why Small Dollar Donors Have Such Outsize Influence on Our Politics

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2023
From The Right
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There’s an approach to political questions that the conservative in me rebels against. Let’s call it the “you can’t have too much of a good thing” fallacy. 

Virtually every popular idea in American life has cheerleaders for this fallacy. You’ve surely heard someone say something like: “The only cure to the problems with free speech is more speech.” Or: “You can never have too much inclusion or diversity.” 

Broadly speaking, I take the opposing point of view on nearly all such claims. This doesn’t mean I oppose free speech or diversity...

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