ALL POSTS BY Zephyr Teachout
- September 7, 2017Can our constitution co-exist with extremes of economic inequality?
- December 2, 2015
This post originally appeared at The Huffington Post. There's an old corruption joke that you'll find variations of in India, in Nigeria, in China -- I've heard versions from everywhere. A bureaucrat from China visits an Indian counterpart and sees the beautiful home and asks, "how did you get this beautiful house?" The Indian functionary answers, "Can you see that bridge?" "Yes" "10 percent," says the bureaucrat, smugly. Then, a decade later, the Indian counterpart returns the ...
- December 2, 2015Zephyr Teachout writes that while the state Assembly speaker has been convicted of corruption, he's only a small piece of New York's dishonorable system.
- March 1, 2015Publicly financed elections -- and a return to trust busting -- are key to ending political corruption in the United States.