Political Advertising, Free Speech and the Problem of Campaign Reform

author: Stephen Ansolabehere, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: June 7, 2011,   recorded: June 2003,   views: 2659

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Professor Ansolabehere provides an overview of the current state of campaign finance laws and analyses the impact of funds spent on various forms of media. He explains the basic premise that the US Supreme Court has set forth that “speech is money” and discusses the political implications of this equation.

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