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Capitalism v. Democracy : Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution

By: Kuhner, Timothy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (377 p.).ISBN: 9780804791588.Subject(s): Campaign funds -- Law and legislation -- United States | Capitalism -- United States | Constitutional law -- United States | Democracy -- United States | United States -- Politics and government | United States. -- Supreme CourtGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Capitalism v. Democracy : Money in Politics and the Free Market ConstitutionDDC classification: 324.7/80973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately 1 billion to become president, 10 million to become a Senator, and 1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, an elite class of donors and spenders, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power have become the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, turning it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner maintains that these conditions have corrupted capitalism a
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As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately 1 billion to become president, 10 million to become a Senator, and 1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, an elite class of donors and spenders, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power have become the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, turning it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner maintains that these conditions have corrupted capitalism a

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Timothy K. Kuhner is Associate Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He teaches mainly in the areas of international and comparative law. Before moving to Atlanta, Tim spent three years as Associate Professor of Anglo-American Law at the University of Navarra in Spain. During this time, he researched the role of money in politics in Western European democracies. Educated at Bowdoin College and Duke Law School, but inspired by foreign viewpoints, Tim brings a wide-ranging, critical perspective to the study of democratic integrity.

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