The West Michigan Power Structure is more than the DeVos Family

The West Michigan Power Structure is more than the DeVos Family
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
For years now we have been writing about the West Michigan power structur e. What we mean by the West Michigan power structure is the individuals and organizations that have the most power in determining political, economic and social realities in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Too often we have focused on the DeVos family members, in part, because they have the most combined wealth, along with the fact that they have inserted themselves in numerous structures with the goal of influencing the policies and practices of government, education, business, non-profit and cultural realities in Grand Rapids.

However, this focus on the DeVos family has also resulted in limited attention given to other people in the capitalist class that have often flown under the radar.

A recent report by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) on the financial backing of judges in the November 2016 election, illustrates the importance of shinning a light on other members of the West Michigan power structure.
Read more here – https://griid.org/2017/03/23/the-west-michigan-power-structure-is-more-than-the-devos-family/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

For years now we have been writing about the West Michigan power structure. What we mean by the West Michigan power structure is the individuals and organizations that have the most power in determining political, economic and social realities in the greater Grand Rapids area. 

Too often we have focused on the DeVos family members, in part, because they have the most combined wealth, along with the fact that they have inserted themselves in numerous structures with the goal of influencing the policies and practices of government, education, business, non-profit and cultural realities in Grand Rapids.

However, this focus on the DeVos family has also resulted in limited attention given to other people in the capitalist class that have often flown under the radar.

A recent report by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) on the financial backing of judges in the November 2016 election, illustrates the importance of…

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