By Beau Fountaine
On this riveting episode of my podcast I talk about campaign finance, focusing primarily on Citizen’s United and the fallout of that Supreme Court decision. I also explore the history of campaign finance in America from the mudslinging of the election of 1800 to the 2016 election, including a great speech from Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. I discuss possible solutions to the problems of America’s campaign finance system borrowing from Richard Hasen’s very interesting book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. I interviewed many of my peers and found something quite surprising.
In the spirit of liberal arts in practice I played my instruments several times for this project.
Richard Hasen: “Plutocrats United”
Lucky Chops: “Best Things” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldshRnfI9xU
Imperial March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8
Bernie Sanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CykwVD_f2sc