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.
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Authors John Nichols and Robert McChesney have a name for the state we’re in: Dollarocracy.
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- 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