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Trickle-Down Election Economics: How Big Money Can Affect Small Races

Most of our attention is on the incendiary presidential race, which has overshadowed the importance of so-called “down-ballot” races for seats in Congress and state legislatures. But it’s likely that massive amounts of outside money, some of it untraceable to its source, will be brought to bear on the outcomes. (Pictured, Zephyr Teachout, who is facing a well-funded rival in a House race.)

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Special Interests Are Pouring Money Into Local Elections

Secret spending at the local level in the United States rose from 24 percent in 2006 to 71 percent in 2014, a landmark survey finds.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



The New Common Ground Between Populist Left and Right (Video)

If we join together, we can make these things happen.

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Fact-Checking Clinton: Obama Never Said Money Wasn’t Corrupting—He Said the Opposite

In Thursday’s debate, she invoked the president to deflect Bernie Sanders’ criticism that voters should “not feel confident” about her, given her dependence on “big-money interests.”

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Anyone Who Says ‘Change Is Just Too Hard’ Is in ‘Bed With the Billionaires’

The Massachusetts senator’s fiery speech on the Senate floor Friday echoed some of Bernie Sanders’ powerful criticisms of Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



VIDEO: The Most Important Step to Save the Economy: Get Big Money Out of Politics

Nothing we need to do as a nation is possible unless we limit the political power of the moneyed interests.

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How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

Our democracy is directly threatened when the rich buy off politicians.

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Perry Remains ‘Competitive’ With $17M in Campaign Funds

Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought in more than $17 million in campaign contributions during the first seven weeks of his candidacy for president, his campaign announced Wednesday, probably putting him far ahead of his Republican rivals for the same period.

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 READ MORE


Author and Academic Comments on Wall Street Protests

Protesters continued to occupy Manhattan’s financial district Monday. “Democracy Now!” has footage of the demonstration and interviews with activists, including a conversation with distinguished anthropologist, author and protest-goer David Graeber. (more)

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


Anti-Corporate Protesters Demonstrate on Wall Street

Hundreds of people remained gathered in New York’s financial district Sunday as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration called for by Adbusters, Anonymous and other anti-corporate groups. (more)

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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An Investment Manager Dishes on the Richest

Rarely do we get to hear criticism of the American oligarchy from within the ranks of its crowning institution: the financial services industry. This anonymous author, who handles investments for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, takes us on a brief tour of numbers ... (more)

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Big Money Polices Itself

The Department of Justice has shied away in recent years from chasing down white-collar crime, relying instead on “deferred prosecution agreements,” which essentially have allowed companies, financial institutions especially, to investigate and report their own wrongdoing.

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 READ MORE


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