Creating the Virtual Candidate (The Wealth Report |


“Newspapers and TV were filled with the news this morning that billionaires Bill Gates and Eli Broad are spending $60 million to fund a candidate named Ed for the 2008 presidential election. Ed, it turns out, doesn’t exist. … If the campaign is successful, it could pave the way for a new kind of philanthropolitics, where the rich use their money to influence policy for the greater good — not for their own benefit.”

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