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The Resource Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner, (electronic resource)

Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner, (electronic resource)

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Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution
Title
Capitalism v. democracy
Title remainder
money in politics and the free market constitution
Statement of responsibility
Timothy K. Kuhner
Title variation
Capitalism versus democracy
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eng
Summary
As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately $1 billion to become president, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, an elite class of donors and spenders, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power have become the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, turning it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner maintains that these conditions have corrupted capitalism as well, routing economic competition through political channels and allowing politically powerful companies to evade market forces. The Supreme Court has brought about both forms of corruption by striking down campaign finance reforms that limited the role of money in politics. Exposing the extreme economic worldview that pollutes constitutional interpretation, Kuhner shows how the Court became the architect of American plutocracy. Capitalism v. Democracy offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, money is political speech, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics. Supreme Court opinions have dictated these conditions in the name of the Constitution, as though the Constitution itself required the privatization of democracy. Kuhner explores the reasons behind these opinions, reveals that they form a blueprint for free market democracy, and demonstrates that this design corrupts both politics and markets. He argues that nothing short of a constitutional amendment can set the necessary boundaries between capitalism and democracy
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Midwest
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Kuhner, Timothy K
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324.7/80973
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • Campaign funds
  • Constitutional law
  • Electronic books
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy
  • United States
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adult
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Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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online
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9780804791588
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891839
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Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804791588
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891839
Specific material designation
remote
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11891839
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(MWT)MWT11891839
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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