Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform

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  • ISBN-13: 9780226734583
  • ISBN: 0226734587
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Samples, John


Is campaign finance reform really good for our democracy? John Samples says no, and here takes a penetrating look into the premises and consequences of the long crusade against big money in politics. How many Americans, he asks, know that there is little to no evidence that campaign contributions really influence members of Congress? Or that so-called negative political advertising actually improves the democratic process by increasing voter turnout and knowledge? Or that limits on campaign contributions make it harder to run for office, thereby protecting incumbent representatives from losing their seats of power? Posing tough questions such as these, Samples uncovers numerous fallacies beneath proposals for campaign finance reform. He argues that our most common concerns about money in politics are misplaced, and that the chance to regulate money in politics actually allows representatives to serve their own interests at a cost to their constituents. And, ironically, this crusade against the corruption caused by campaign contributions allows public officials to reduce their vulnerability by suppressing electoral competition. Defying long-held assumptions and conventional political wisdom,The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reformis a provocative and decidedly nonpartisan work that will be essential for anyone concerned about the future of American government. "As the federal government's size and intrusiveness grow, so does its attempt to regulateration, reallypolitical speech about the government's composition and behavior. John Samples sees the menace of this through the prism of political philosophy. This book is a lucid and urgently needed warning about a growing assault on the First Amendment and the entire Madisonian understanding of American politics."George F. WillSamples, John is the author of 'Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform', published 2008 under ISBN 9780226734583 and ISBN 0226734587.

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