When corporations bankroll politics, we all pay the price | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

It’s a revolting spectacle: the two presidential candidates engaged in a frantic and demeaning scramble for money. By 6 November, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will each have raised more than $1bn. Other groups have already spent a further billion. Every election costs more than the one before; every election, as a result, drags the United States deeper into cronyism and corruption. Whichever candidate takes the most votes, it’s the money that wins.

via When corporations bankroll politics, we all pay the price | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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