Todd Ricketts

Goldberg: Should we be wary of a looming plutocracy?

Goldberg: Should we be wary of a looming plutocracy?

The net worth of Donald Trump's Cabinet appointments so far reportedly exceeds $14.5 billion (if you include Mr. Trump's deputy commerce secretary pick, Todd Ricketts).

As someone utterly immune to plutophobia -- fear of wealth -- I have no problem with this. (For what it's worth, I know Todd Ricketts and think he's a great pick.) Rich people can be fine public servants. And if liberals want to argue otherwise, we're going to have to revisit the records of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, not to mention plutocrats like Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Jay Rockefeller, Jon Corzine and, for that matter, Hillary Clinton. Surely even Green Party gadfly Dr. Jill...

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