Interestingly, there was a study done recently that showed that self-financed politicians are actually more corrupt on average, because they give preferential treatment to their companies (think Putin, Cheney, Berlusconi, etc.).
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So what we need is an uber-wealthy recluse.
An uber-wealthy recluse whose business completely failed in the long run, yet he still has mounds of cash.
so Elon Musk in a couple years…( I kid, I kid)
( I kid, I kid)