Empirical Evidence that Some People have too Much Money?

Via Politico:  Former AIG chairman Hank Greenberg invests $10 million in Jeb Bush.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    Cute. I wonder what the return on investment consists of.

  2. David in KC says:

    That is so odd, he’s never made a bad investment or business decision…

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:


  4. Slugger says:

    I have said it before. It does not matter who he supports. It serves to solidify his bona fides as a guy who can put ten million bucks in somebody’s pocket. On this basis, he will get a listen and facetime with lots of people without anything as crass or even indictable as a quid-pro-quo. If you sit on a park bench and give one bread crumb to one pigeon, you will attract a crowd of pigeons without having to feed them all.

  5. Franklin says:

    What? I thought there was like a $2000 limit on contributions???

  6. Barry says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’rant cracker: “Cute. I wonder what the return on investment consists of.”

    Think of it as maintaining a reputation for ‘you give me $100 million in loot scratch my back and I’ll bribe you handsomely scratch your back’.

  7. DrDaveT says:

    Hey, even a billionaire wants to buy a lottery ticket now and then. The odds on Jeb! paying off are almost as good as the billion dollar powerball…

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