It’s hard to decide what to excerpt from Will Wilkinson’s article.

A fresh-faced 31-year-old, Deese dropped out of Yale Law School last year to work for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. When Clinton sank, Deese skipped over to the winning ship, impressed everybody who counts, and landed a desk in the White House. The big guns like Larry Summers and Christina Romer are busy cooking up hilariously sunny budget projections while trying to look like they’re keeping the economy from collapsing. So Deese, armed with an undergrad degree in political science, finds the GM portfolio and the fate of millions in his hands.

Read the whole thing. It spells out the absurdity of concentrated political power.

The issue of concentrated political power is the theme of one of the two books that I have coming out this year.