Saturday, January 30, 2010

One man, two votes?

One of the things that bothers me about the recent Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, is that in essence it gives multiple votes to individuals who control large corporations. Such an individual casts his own vote and may argue in favor of his favorite candidates. He can also devote his corporation's resources to convincing others to vote his way. Some have suggested limiting a corporation's ability to influence votes by requiring a vote of shareholders; but the majority of shares may be held by a limited, unrepresentative group.

Anyway, it looks like the floodgates have been opened.

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