Fashion is noise.
The healthiest societies support myriad mongrel values, not a single purist ideal.
In turn, the valuable votes of these “power users” attract votes from a crowd of less powerful users seeking to cash in on the action, like ants jostling for crumbs.
. . .like ants jostling for crumbs. No matter the technology, humanity has a habit of behaving as it always has.
What an extraordinarily low bar for a politician to garner my support: To represent the interests of the powerless majority against the might of the powerful few, to have a moral compass (or even just know what morals are), a concept of fairness, a belief in the power of a socially cohesive society and values that put the majority of ordinary people before, not only greed, but the profit of unaccountable transnational corporations. A belief in the public sphere and public good before private accumulation. And, dare it be said: empathy, compassion and at least an aspiration to the highest levels of humanity. If that is too much then we are truly lost.
Never conflate wealth with ability.
Greed and power are universal facets of humanity just as much as empathy and compassion. Alternative possibilities for human organisation need to bear this in mind.