Here in the real world, important decisions about what to do with our money are made by politicians belonging to political parties. I understand why politicians are not here held in high esteem, and why there’s considerable distaste for giving them more of our money. But as a practical matter, we’re not going to get them to vote to cut themselves off from large donations unless we offer an alternative. What is idiocy is to do nothing and continue to allow our rulers to be induced by donors to waste our money – can you imagine a large corporation allow staffing for its CEO’s office to be paid for by donations solicited from suppliers and clients?
Err, let’s have that again?
can you imagine a large corporation allow staffing for its CEO’s office to be paid for by donations solicited from suppliers and clients?
Erm, everything that gets paid for in a corporation gets paid for from donations by suppliers and clients.
Because they’re all engaging in voluntary exchange?
It’s only tax which, being involuntary, is not a donation.