The super wealthy society in the modern world has attempted to buy political influence by contributing millions towards campaigns. Meet Charles Koch, billionaire owner of Koch Industries Inc. who singlehandedly contributed over “2.2 million dollars” (Gilson) to political campaigns in the last election cycle. Gatsby has bought out the police commissioner and a senator in an attempt to gain freedom from the laws that are supposed to govern all the United States’ people. Gatsby wants to be able to act nefariously while the authorities turn a blind eye. According to Gatsby he “was able to once do the commissioner a favor.” (Fitzgerald 73) A presumption that this favor involved some sort of monetary sum that managed to accommodate ...
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