Steve Sailer on understanding left-wing shakedown groups. It’s the same thing as buying Congressmen: you pay out the cash, let them go on their moralistic tirades (with no discernible impact on your bottom line), and get around the regulators with a “if lions and lambs are lying down together, what could possibly be wrong?” type statement.
Follow-up questions: what is the optimal size and scope of the left-wing organization? It has to be large enough to insulate the money-handlers from the the suckers activists, yet small enough to be controllable. Also, to what extent would this happen in the absence of federal regulators?