This week on Making Contact:

The cost of American democracy is the most expensive in the world. In the 2012 elections billions of dollars were spent on political campaigns. But there’s a growing consensus that big business and wealthy individuals are buying power. Authors John Nichols and Robert McChesney have a name for the state we’re in: Dollarocracy.

Thanks to Pirate TV for use of their recording.

Featuring:

John Nichols, Washington, DC correspondent, Nation magazine; Robert W. McChesney Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Credits:

Producers: George Lavender, Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Online Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Barbara Barnett, Dan TurnerĀ 

ON Making Contact | January 16, 2014 | 12:30 pm

Dollarocracy: Corporate Cash in Politics

This week on Making Contact:

The cost of American democracy is the most expensive in the world. In the 2012 elections billions of dollars were spent on political campaigns. But there’s a growing consensus that big business and wealthy individuals are buying power. Authors John Nichols and Robert McChesney have a name for the state we’re in: Dollarocracy.

Thanks to Pirate TV for use of their recording.

Featuring:

John Nichols, Washington, DC correspondent, Nation magazine; Robert W. McChesney Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Credits:

Producers: George Lavender, Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Online Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Barbara Barnett, Dan TurnerĀ 

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