Thursday, July 14, 2016
Read "Nation on the Take" to understand why Wheeler now heads the FCC
About Nation on the Take by Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman
American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how they spend their time. The marriage of great wealth and intense political influence has rendered our country unable to address our most pressing problems, from runaway government spending to climate change to the wealth gap. It also defines our daily lives: from the cars we drive to the air we breathe to the debt we owe.
Read the post here.