Robert Reich explains why reducing, de-funding and disabling government agencies and programs hurts the American people in the long run (and why Republicans won’t stop doing it). 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.
The heads of two independent watchdog groups discuss their efforts to scrutinize special interest money going into political pockets. Continue reading
With the advent of super PACs and a growing reliance on secretly funded nonprofits, the very wealthy can pour their money into the political system with an ease that didn’t exist as recently as this moment in Barack Obama’s first term in office. Continue reading