Buying the elections

The NYTimes put out this chart today to try to show how much money is getting thrown around in these elections. Perhaps one of the most disconcerting aspects of it is how much anonymity can be preserved through these nonprofits. So private individuals or corporations could be putting millions into getting certain people elected or into destroying the image of certain incumbents without even identifying themselves. Essentially, banks, CEOs, rich profit barons can be secretly buying the elections.

Here is a useful video that came with the segment as well.

This entry was posted in Interesting and unlabelled and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s