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April 06, 2014


How to Combat Money in Politics

Michael Kinsley: "The power of money in politics, in other words, is only as large as we allow it to be. What we need are a few more campaigns where the amount an opponent is spending becomes an issue itself. We need a political culture where a politician will have to make a calculation before accepting a contribution from Rich Plutocrats for America: Will the number of votes I gain by having more money to spend on obnoxious TV commercials be bigger or smaller than the number I will lose because people are offended by Rich Plutocrats for America (and those obnoxious TV commercials)?"

"The solution when you don't like someone's speech is not to silence that person, or that corporation. It's more and louder speech of your own. Just like they teach in law school."












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