Sean McElwee has been excerpts from a recent book about the Koch Brothers. What happens when cunning, obscenely rich fuckwits get it into their heads to promote their ideas by sinking money into miseducation programs?
They fill students heads with bad history, grossly oversimplified economics, and the worship of destructive policies. Well, destructive to the country, but great for billionaires.
Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course’s message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.
The book is Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer. Now I’m wondering how masochistic I am to want to read it. Talk me out of it, or so help me, I’ll download that Necrokochicon to my iPad and suffer the consequences.