The Business Press coddles Betsy and the rest of the DeVos Family

The Business Press coddles Betsy and the rest of the DeVos Family
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
On Sunday, one of the two major business publications in West Michigan, ran a front page article headline, As Betsy DeVos takes Cabinet post, family to continue community engagement .

The MiBiz article presents Betsy DeVos and the rest of the DeVos Family as, “inextricably woven into the community.” This is not an inaccurate statement, rather a statement from a certain perspective. Those of us who write about local politics might call it a process of population management or social control.
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Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

On Sunday, one of the two major business publications in West Michigan, ran a front page article headline, As Betsy DeVos takes Cabinet post, family to continue community engagement

The MiBiz article presents Betsy DeVos and the rest of the DeVos Family as, inextricably woven into the community.” This is not an inaccurate statement, rather a statement from a certain perspective. Those of us who write about local politics might call it a process of population management or social control.

We use those kinds of terms, especially since the DeVos Family through the organizations they are apart of (West Michigan Policy Forum, GR Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes Education Project, Grand Action, etc) and their foundations as a way to influence local, regional and state politics that reflects the values they embrace – anti-working class, homophobic, neo-liberal capitalist, hyper-conservative christian and white supremacist values. These are evidenced by…

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