Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Limits are out and veils are in

For a nice explanation of how influence peddling, corruption breeding, buy-your-candidate campaign funding is evolving, listen (audio link here) or read (text link here) to Peter Overby's excellent report.

I found it extremely enlightening, and disheartening.

"It's a result of rulings by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court and the Federal Election Commission — rulings that, taken together, allow corporations to funnel money into electoral politics while remaining anonymous."

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