“Dollarocracy is a term that we employ to describe an alternative to Democracy….The dollar means more than the vote, what we are saying is that we have reached a stage in our politics where they are very wealthy people, and corporations because of recent court rulings are able to flood money into our politics, not just elections but government itself and so if they don’t buy enough elections, if they don’t win every election with their money during the process of voting they then flood their money into lobbying to get the results that they sought in the first place.” – guest John Nichols
“Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America” was written by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney. It analyzes the true nature of a democracy when money is involved in politics.
On Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm. the Center for Media and Democracy will be hosting an event at Memorial Union that includes book reading, discussion and book signing.
John Nichols, co-author of “Dollarocracy” and associate editor at the Capital Times, and Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, joined our host Jan Miyasaki on the 8 O’clock Buzz to talk about the book and promotional event.
As Graves says, “This issue is the most important of our time. It affects every issue that people care about – whether its women’s rights or environmental issues, every issue is affected by the type of problems that Bob and John talk about in their book. ”