TITLE

Campaign finance reform: Faulty assumptions and undemocratic consequences

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Bradley A.
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
USA Today Magazine;Jan98, Vol. 126 Issue 2632, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers observations on campaign finance reform. Statistics on United States congressional election contributions by political action committees; Faulty assumptions regarding campaign finance; View that reform has favored select elites and further isolated individuals from the political process; Negative consequences of campaign finance reform; Favoring of special interests.
ACCESSION #
8463

 

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