Episode 558: Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money

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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 — in part from really rich people — 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.

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