More Than Corruption Threatens the Integrity of Our Democracy

Source: Adam Lioz, American Prospect, March 31, 2014

The sad tale of how the Supreme Court’s approach to money in politics helped create the Inequality Era. …

…This is the story of how the Court’s fundamentally misguided approach to money in politics has helped create a vicious cycle, ultimately leading us into a new Inequality Era in which the income gap expands endlessly and the size of a citizen’s wallet determines the strength of her voice—reinforcing trends that if left unchecked will spin us towards plutocracy. And, it’s the story of how—while at first glance tangential—a new money in politics jurisprudence is perhaps our best hope for working families to get a fair shot at economic security….