Episode 558: Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money

Friday, August 01, 2014

Super PACs let rich people, corporations and unions spend as much money as they want to try to influence the outcome of elections.

On today's show: How a Harvard professor created a super PAC to attack super PACs. He's raised millions of dollars โ€” in part from really rich people โ€” to reduce the political influence of really rich people.

For more on campaign finance, listen to Episode 538: I'm Calling To Ask For Your Contribution.

Music: Major Lazer (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)'s "Get Free." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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