Dan Schnur, USC professor, has just announced his non-partisan campaign for California Secretary of State. I personally welcome Dan Schnur’s crowdfunding campaign which we’re proud to feature right now on Bring It Local. Dan’s campaign platform is based on his plan for campaign finance reform. By mounting a grassroots fundraising campaign on Bring It Local, he is modeling a new form of political fundraising– seeking contributions from the voters themselves–not from big money interests.
It’s ironic that some of the issues that affect us the most directly in our everyday lives are ones we find the least engaging to think about. We delegate our understanding to politicians or others who have a direct interest in promulgating misleading versions. Those versions have been lifted to the status of accepted truths on no basis whatsoever.
Bill Moyers consistently provides the highest quality content. Watch the interview 'Plutocracy rising: Journalists Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freeland discuss how far America’s super-rich will go to keep the One Percent in charge'.
If the first step toward a solution is always admitting the problem then let's acknowledge that with few exceptions our politicians are bought and paid for. As far as solutions go, these politicians and the system they work within are irrelevant.