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: