The Money in Politics Disaster: Where Do We Go From Here?

Speech by CLC President Trevor Potter to the Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, July 8, 2015. As the 2016 presidential race heats up, you will hear more and more about the money in politics disaster: our broken campaign finance system and the role of big money in our elections. But what does this mean? What is the significance of all this money, what effect does it have on our elections and, more broadly, our system of government?