Poll: Wealth in US governance and politics

2012-02-04 (Saturday) § Leave a comment

Without making any commitments about the means, would you endorse the goal of bringing the correlation between personal wealth of a US citizen and that citizen’s influence on election outcomes and public policy down to a level ascribable to chance?  Or to put it less mathematically, would you endorse the goal of making it so that a US citizen’s personal wealth doesn’t give her any more influence on election outcomes and public policy?

I would.  I think if having a lot of material wealth gives you more influence on legislation and more say about who gets elected to public office, that’s a bad thing.

What are some non-self-serving reasons to think otherwise?

Here it is as an actual poll:

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