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Money Equals Speech?





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Uploaded on Feb 27, 2012

More of my videos about money in politics at

When Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" interviewed former US Senator Russ Feingold, one of the co-authors of the McCain-Feingold law overturned by the US Supreme Court in the Citizens United case, the topic of campaign finance reform inevitably came up, including a reference to the somewhat simplistic slogan "money equals speech" which I discuss in detail in this video.

The clips I use of Jon Stewart and Russ Feingold come from a longer segment of the February 21, 2012, broadcast of "The Daily Show," available online at

The clips I use of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner come from the DVD bonus to their movie "Freakonomics," available on YouTube at

The image I use of the YouTube playlist of my four previous videos about money and politics comes from the webpage at

The image I use of the US Supreme Court case of Buckley v Valeo, 424 US 1 (1976), comes from the Cornell Law School webpage at

The image I use of Steven Levitt's 1994 study titled "Using Repeat Challengers to Estimate the Effect of Campaign Spending on Election Outcomes in the U.S. House" comes from the webpage at


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