The word “corruption” does not appear in the title or subtitle of the latest book by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, which is called Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. But the word resonates on every page. American democracy has been profoundly corrupted by the – usually legal – infusion of billions of dollars into the political process, and this jeremiad against corruption comes at a critical historical moment.
|By: RJ Eskow Saturday July 13, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday February 2, 2013 6:45 am|
Towards the end of a March 17, 2012 speech at the Left Forum at New York City’s Pace University, Michael Moore made the interesting assertion that, unlike in the United States, Sweden’s newspapers were not only surviving, but thriving. The reason he gave for this was that Swedish newspapers depended more on circulation than advertising for their revenue.
I couldn’t help being intrigued by this, so I decided to do a little digging.