What Is the Place of Corporate Money in Democratic Politics?

In this essay, Stephen Ansolabehere recommends a shift in focus,  away from normative claims and toward using money in politics as a tool for understanding the distribution of political power. He shares several of the more important findings from research in this direction and downplays the return on lobbying investment,  characterizing it as “modest, at best.”

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