Last week, the election law expert Rick Hasen wrote a piece in Slate criticizing Hillary Clinton for coming out in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. He argued that a constitutional amendment is a “terrible way to fix the problem” and that Clinton was simply pandering. Rick Hasen is a brilliant scholar (and a personal hero) but, in this case, he’s about as wrong as he could be. I would even go further and say that his views are dangerous insofar as he’s potentially steering the reform movement away from its last, best strategy to win.
I’m looking forward to continuing this dialogue once I lay out my whole case in Plutocrats United.