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    Default "Take the money and run for office " - awesome podcast on money in politics

    I think a lot of you guys would be interested in this episode of "This American Life:"

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radi...run-for-office

    For anyone who has ever heard the term "Washington insider" and felt outside — we are with you. So this week, we go inside the rooms where the deals get made, to the actual moment that the checks change hands — and we ask the people writing and receiving the checks what, exactly, is the money buying?


    Basically it's all about how the machine goes about raising money, how lobbyists operate, stuff like that.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."


    - C.S. Lewis


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