Sam Tanenhaus writes here about Betsy DeVos and Erik Prince, the siblings intent on turning America into a business.

Their mission is religious in intensity.

They were born to fabulous wealth.

They are the Medicis of West Michigan, as Tanenhaus describes them.

They believe that God helps those who helps themselves, and they want to get the government out of the way of God’s plan to pick winners (people like them) and losers (who have to fend for themselves).

Their worldview does not seem to include empathy, compassion, or any sense of the common good.