Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture? Continue reading
Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists and scholars.
Amid so much dysfunction, some in Congress are fighting for reform. Here are five bipartisan bills that could help fix our broken democracy. Continue reading
In a special report, Alternet uncovers the hidden corporate cash behind America’s out-of-control national surveillance state and finds that Democratic leaders are full-fledged players, right along with Republicans. Continue reading
The NYT reports that a who’s who of conservative activists headed by deep-pocketed funders have planned for months to trigger a budgetary showdown as a last-gasp effort to kill off Obamacare. Continue reading
Matt Taibbi talks about his new investigation into Wall St. hedge funds that are taking public pension money out of the hands of retirees in cities and states across the country. Continue reading