“Stacked Deck: How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent & Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America”

Demos has released a new report. The takeaway, according the Center for Public Integrity, is that “The U.S. political system is increasingly gamed against Americans of modest means — a situation exacerbated in recent years by major changes in the nation’s campaign laws.”

As I argue in this draft, it is time to put political equality back at the table in the discussion of campaign finance balancing, along with First Amendment rights of speech and association as well as concerns about corruption and conflict of interest.

 

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