Apparently, the liberals at the New York Magazine do not hold the Koch brothers (Charles and David Koch, libertarian philanthropists) in high regard like most of the Left. In a recent article blasting President Donald Trump for exiting the Paris climate accords, the magazine said the following :
But the GOP’s biggest Big Energy investors were against it: The Koch brothers–backed Americans for Prosperity lobbied hard against the deal .
Having our nation’s economic and environmental policies dictated by the narrow interests of extractive industries is terrible. But having them dictated by far-right cranks, who happen to be billionaires, is probably worse. The corporate sector’s reliance on international markets and allergy to geopolitical chaos make it a less dangerous shadow ruler than a collective of America’s luckiest Ayn Rand enthusiasts.
Ironic, considering the Left does not criticize their own rich backers in George Soros and Tom Steyer.