The Virginia Way

The Virginia Way is “the corporate centric philosophy by which the state government has been run since colonial times.” The text discusses the monopoly that Dominion Energy has on the entire state. The first part begins with the state government approving companies to exploit privately owned land and use it for energy purposes. The company has used government money they have received to bribe legislators to gain political influence. More recently more free market supporters have been elected and are slowly weakening the influence Dominion has on the state. However, as other companies have tried to compete for influence, the prices have drastically increased and are harming everyone from every class. There have been political upheavals that have made bipartisan economic consensus more possible, it will take a long time or something major to knock Dominion off their pedestal of influence and power.

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