Perhaps giving overseas posts to big spenders isn’t the optimal way to get the best and the brightest. 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.
What will it take for politicians to acknowledge the corrupting effect money has on our political system? In the tradition of activist Granny D, who marched across the country in 1999, Rootstrikers founder Lawrence Lessig and others who want to save democracy by getting money out of politics are marching across the Granite State this month to bring attention to the issue. Continue reading
Members of a corporate advisory committee have given big bucks to Congress over the past ten years. Continue reading