America remains a mostly free country such that your talents and good luck can reap financial rewards. Talent and money also can get you elected to public office where you can be in a position to protect the freedom America offers – or take it away.

One of the two dozen Democratic candidates running for president is a wealthy and talented hedge fund investor named Tom Steyer, who founded Farallon Capital. Steyer hasn’t yet appeared on the debate stage, but he is likely to make a splash based on his commitment to spend $100 million on his campaign for the Party’s nomination.

Farallon Capital has