The politics racket

By Derek Hunter

Public service is a calling, or so those in it will tell you. What they don’t tell you is it’s also a nice way to make a pretty good living.

It’s well known that politics serves as the siren call for a lot of wealthy people, both those who earned a fortune and those who inherited one. But for every self-made millionaire or Kennedy looking to pass time their circumstances afford them to play at power, there are others who see politics as a way to make their lives better.

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