In 42 years of practicing law in California, I encountered firsthand what I labeled the BILLIONAIRE-OCRACY. Simply put, California was ruled by a very select and distinct group of very wealthy people who ran all the companies. The faces of the ruling class had names like Willie Brown (the man behind Kamala Harris), Nancy Pelosi, and Gavin Newsom.
But the real power was in Silicon Valley ( Google, Apple, Oracle, Microsoft). Just outside of Reno, the Power Corporations located themselves in an enclave far away from the citizens and installed their control towers. There seemed to be two types: Companies […]