When a Congressman Becomes a Lobbyist, He Gets a 1,452 Percent Raise (On Average)

Selling out pays. If you’re a corporation or lobbyist, what’s the best way to “buy” a member of Congress? Secretly promise them a million dollars or more in pay if they come to work for you after they leave office. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 21, 2012

Fang presents an aspect of corruption in politics that is off the radar for many people, even those concerned about money in politics.

Fang's article supports what Lessig has been saying.

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by Tanya J. Maurer - Mar. 20, 2012

While campaign contributions and super PACS are a big problem, the everyday bribery of the revolving door may be the most pernicious form of ... More »

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