(Billionaires and Stealth Politics) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Benjamin I. Page
L Art Phonique ePolitics with serious conseuences for democracy in the United States Page Seawright and Lacombe argue that while political contributions offer a window onto billionaires’ influencespecially on #economic policy they do not present a full picture of policy and political actions That is #policy they do not present a picture of policy preferences and political actions That is on some of the most important issues including taxation immigration Social Security billionaires have chosen to ngage in “stealth politics” They try hard to public policy making large contributions to political parties and policy focused causes leading policy advocacy organizations holding political fundraisers and bundling others’ contributions all. In 2016 when millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump many believed his claims that personal wealth would free him from wealthy donors and allow him to “drain the swamp” But then Trump appointed several billionaires and multimillionaires to high level positions and pursued billionaire friendly policies such as cutting corporate income taxes Why the change from his fiery campaign rhetoric and promises to the working class This should not be surprising argue Benjamin I Page Jason Seawright and Matthew J Lacombe As the gap between the wealthiest and the rest of us has widened the few who hold one billion dollars or in net worth "HAVE BEGUN TO PLAY A AND "begun to play a and part in.
Free read Billionaires and Stealth PoliticsWhile rarely talking about public policy
To The Media This Meansthe media This means their influence is "Not Only Uneual But Also Largely Unaccountable To And Unchallengeable "only uneual but also largely unaccountable to and unchallengeable the American people Stealth politics makes it difficult for ordinary citizens to know what billionaires are doing or mobilize against it The book closes with remedies citizens can pursue if they wish to make wealthy Americans politically accountable such as public financing of political campaigns and asier voting procedures and notes the broader types of reforms such as a progressive
Income Tax System Thattax system that be needed to increase political uality and reinvigorate majoritarian democracy in the United States .