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SO DAMN MUCH MONEY: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Evenhanded study of the role of special-interest dollars in contemporary governance.The average cost to mount a Senate campaign in 1974 was $437,000, notes Washington Post associate editor Kaiser (Why Gorbachev Happened, 1991, etc.). In 2006, that number was $7.92 million. Not coincidentally, the intervening period saw the rise of highly paid political consultants, expensive think tanks and ... Read full review

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