Big businesses helped cover the tab for Obama’s D.C. bash, but what might they want in return? 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.
Moyers and Winship say revolving-door politics allows corporate interests to have an upper hand in the close calls that determine public policy. Continue reading