When corporations with a private agenda can selectively barrage our airwaves with attack ads, they can shape the national conversation, destroy reputations or curry favor with politicians. They can even influence our judiciary system.
With money corrupting politics, partisans shuttering government, and brinksmanship replacing leadership, this Christmas I'm giving the give the gift of democracy -- rubber stamping technology that's designed to stamp big money out of politics.
The Holy Grail for content producers is that one image, that one video, that one web-comic that captures the salivating, side-cracking, eye-misting audience connection. There is something inherently viral about the circulation of money.
The flow of big money doesn't necessarily mean that our politicians are bought and owned, but it gives large donors unparalleled access to candidates and unprecedented influence in shaping the national conversation and debate.
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There are certain aspects of America that I find enormously attractive -- the openness and friendliness of the people, their generosity and the lack of a stifling European-style class system. However, there is a side to America that I find extremely unsettling -- the relentless fixation on money.