Uncommon Sense

August 9, 2016

Money and Politics

Filed under: Economics,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:35 am
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The Supreme Court has made a number of surprising decisions regarding money in our political processes (money is a form of free speech, Citizen’s United aka “corporations have more free speech than you do,” etc.) most of which seem to indicate that the justices subscribe to the opinion of mainstream social scientists that money has negligible impact on elections.

A new study has blown holes in this idea and that common sense (money affects politics more than anything else) prevails.

If this interests you, this is a must read article: Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections


  1. Money is the root of all evil. Therefore politics is evil.

    SCOTUS really fucked up with that one. I can only wonder how big the paycheck was for those who voted to pass it?


    Comment by shelldigger — August 10, 2016 @ 6:24 am | Reply

    • It is a mindset of the privileged classes. They don’t need a paycheck so much as the approval of their cohort classmates.

      On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 6:24 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 10, 2016 @ 6:53 am | Reply

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