Politics and Money

In writing the majority opinion in Citizens United, former Justice Anthony Kennedy promised Americans a remedy for the torrents of money that’d soon be washing over our elections.

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“With the advent of the Internet,” Kennedy wrote, “prompt disclosure of expenditures can provide shareholders and citizens with the information needed to hold corporations and elected officials accountable for their positions and supporters. Shareholders can determine whether their corporation’s political speech advances the corporation’s interest in making profits, and citizens can see whether elected officials are ‘in the pocket’ of so-called moneyed interests.”

As will be unsurprising to anyone whose been even…

Stan Oklobdzija

Computational social scientist researching money in politics. PhD from UCSD Political Science. http://stanokl.github.io/

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