Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

#129: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

(Recorded September 17, 2016) This week in our book club discussion, we discuss Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, but don’t worry you can listen even if you didn’t read it.

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#25: Crisis in Ukraine and Money in Politics

(Recorded September 6, 2014) This Week: (1) We revisit Ukraine; and (2) the boys discuss money in politics.

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Whinny Billionaires, Income Inequality, and American Oligarchy

(Episode Excerpts: 0.4, 1.3.2, 7.2, and 9.2) This Week: (1) Boris gets on his soapbox about whinny billionaires; (2) Josh talks about Tom Perkins’ Sex and the Single Zillionaire; (3) Campaign finance laws: what does McCutcheon mean for money in politics?; and (4) Capital, power and the American oligarchy. We discuss recent scholarship on income inequality and the influence of money in politics.

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#7: Feinstein v. CIA, McCutcheon, and Midterms

(Recorded April. 12, 2014) This Week:  (1) Feinstein v. CIA: will we ever know if torture works, and does it matter?; (2) Campaign finance laws: what does McCutcheon mean for money in politics?; (3) 2014 Midterms: we rundown some races where the Democrats look strong.

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