Whenever a progressive sees a private individual with a large amount of money, their reaction is to frown and think about just how much more good the government could accomplish with that money. That was certainly the case with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter for $44 billion, with various viral tweets claiming that Musk could have ended world hunger or homelessness in the U.S. for that amount of money. The implication is, of course, that the government should step in and make that altruistic decision for him. Unfortunately, it’s nowhere near that simple.
Read the full story here.