The three biggest and least accountable power centers in America | Columns
The news has been dominated by the Supreme Court, whose term began last week; the Federal Reserve, and whether it will start responding to inflation by raising interest rates; and Facebook, which a whistleblower claimed intentionally seeks to enrage and divide Americans in order to generate ad revenue.
What’s the common thread here? The growing influence of these three power centers over our lives, even as they become less accountable to us. As such, they present a fundamental challenge to democracy.
Start with the Supreme Court. What’s the underlying issue?
Don’t for a moment believe the Supreme Court bases its decisions on neutral and objective criteria. I’ve argued before it and seen up close that the justices have…