Thursday, October 20, 2011

How lobbyists and huge campaign contributions manipulate politics and the economy

Jacob Hacker

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Bob McChesney talks with Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Jacob Hacker has made important contributions to public policy ideas in the areas of healthcare, social welfare and economic opportunity. Jacob has spent his career researching how the institutions of social protection work, practically and economically.

Paul Pierson

Paul Pierson is noted for his research on comparative public policy and political economy, the welfare state, and American political development. Pierson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.

The bottom line is that lobbyists and campaign contributions by the wealthy have changed the structure of the economy for the worse.
Source: Winner-Take-All Politics: Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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