There’s No ROI Like ROPS

It’s not only public sector unions that earn huge returns from donations to elected officials. Tesla probably wouldn’t have survived its early years without the benefit of incentives and favorable regulations from California and other jurisdictions. Like the prison guards, Tesla learned there’s no ROI like ROPS — Return On Political Spending.

Tesla also learned that disruption may be good for business but not for politics, which it played the old-fashioned way. When dealing with a legal monopoly you have to win the inside game. Besides, disruption of government could lead to revolution, normally not a healthy outcome for capitalists.

CA is poorly governed because the general interest has not been represented in Sacramento with the same as special interests represent their interests. That’s what we do in support of the general interest. That’s what more Californians should do. Join us here.

David Crane
President, Govern For California
@DavidGCrane

Originally published at https://mailchi.mp.

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Lecturer at Stanford University and president of Govern For California

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