Money Equals Speech?





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Uploaded on Feb 27, 2012

More of my videos about money in politics at http://bit.ly/zNM77O

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 http://bit.ly/xqLjU7

The clips I use of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner come from the DVD bonus to their movie "Freakonomics," available on YouTube at http://bit.ly/ylDkDQ

The image I use of the YouTube playlist of my four previous videos about money and politics comes from the webpage at http://bit.ly/zNM77O

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 http://bit.ly/A60Ty7

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 http://bit.ly/yc7M2t


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