“What Will the Presidential Elections Cost Us?”

My kickoff event for the Plutocrats United book tour and talks will be the day the book is released, January 12, in my hometown of Los Angeles with Zocalo Public Square:


What Will the Presidential Elections Cost Us?

Richard L. Hasen

What Will the Presidential Elections Cost Us?


Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Parking is $6 after 5 PM at 308 S. Hill St., just south of 3rd St.

Our presidential elections cost us billions in dollars—and they can cost even more in terms of their impact on our civic culture and understanding of issues. But it isn’t always easy to identify exactly how money shapes our politics. How exactly do campaign dollars affect our lives, our laws, and our American democracy? What can we do about the fact that more and more money in our elections is coming from fewer and fewer very wealthy people? Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and author of Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, visits Zócalo to explain how U.S. elections came to be dominated by money, and what citizens might do to help reform our politics.

Photo courtesy of Aqua.


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