The Paradox of the Wealthy Progressive

The Rio Norte Line

bf5786c5039ae394123578a0bdcc2689Just as falling leaves presage the autumnal season, wealthy progressives falling for progressive Democrats are the bellwether of the quadrennial election season. Microsolutions founder and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban [an earlier version of this post identified Cuban as the Dell founder, he was not – that was Michael Dell- ed]. joins Warren Buffet in hearting Hillary and I noticed today Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has pledged to give the “I’m With Her” campaign $20 million. Over the past several months we once again have have witnessed perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes of “progressivism”. We have seen:

  • Rich people calling for more taxes on themselves.
  • Rich and successful left leaning famous people claiming “solidarity” with a “movement” that is motivated by the belief that wealth should be confiscated and redistributed.
  • Rich people claiming they are down with the struggle of #blacklivesmatter.
  • Rich “progressives” preaching the eco-gospel, yet…

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