Episode 1829: Democracy For Sale – Dark Money And Dirty Politics
Today we welcome back Peter Geoghegan to talk about his new book, Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics. The book looks at how money from unknown sources shapes the content of our political conversations and increasingly the outcomes of our elections.
My new book Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics is out today! https://t.co/tjJ7oHENkr
What started as a phone call with @AdamRamsay in early 2017 has become an actual book. Can’t quite believe it. (To celebrate here’s a wee thread) pic.twitter.com/fjc5sfRpiH
— Peter Geoghegan (@PeterKGeoghegan) August 6, 2020
How does the think tank industry operate? Why do these private propaganda factories attract so much anonymous funding? Does it matter if we don’t know who exactly is paying their bills? And is there any way that we can realistically prevent the richest from gaming the political system?
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