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Can Anything Be Done About All the Money in Politics?

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 New York Times
Thomas B. Edsall

Nearly everyone in America agrees that there is too much influence-seeking money in politics, except for the people who benefit from it. 

Public concern over the potential for corruption in this flood of cash has resulted, over the past half century, in five separate approaches to the regulation of campaign finance.

The five approaches all relate to blocking money going to politicians in some way. 

But wait, are we looking at this the wrong way? What is the real problem, the influencers or the influenced, the PACS and their sometimes less than forthright advertising or the voters? 

If you want to blunt all this and in the process save us from ourselves there is a way:



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