"These rankings show how corrupt actors are weaponizing our financial system against democracy here and abroad."
Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne say a healthier political culture and more representative government will result when all eligible citizens vote.
We can do far more to support pro-democracy activists and movements.
The rich can live lavishly by employing a technique known as “Buy, Borrow, Die,” in which they buy or build assets, borrow against them and then avoid estate and gift taxes when they die.
Majority rule is both a rational philosophy, honoring the universality of human dignity, plus the core western political value for decision-making.
Profit maximizing in the newspaper industry is corroding the knowledge base that sustains government by the people.
“There are all sorts of things that have to be done in electoral politics, but movements have a distinctive contribution to make in order to create substantial democracy.”
Activists throughout history have put social movement work on hold for the electoral arena.