Clayton Peoples's new book, "The Undermining of American Democracy: How Campaign Contributions Corrupt our System and Harm us All," is now available (Routledge, 2020). It is the culmination of many years of research on campaign finance and includes findings from studies conducted during his fellowship at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Some main contributions of the book are:
- Provides definitive evidence that campaign contributions affect policy.
- Shows that campaign contributions led to the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession.
- Argues that the U.S. has become an oligarchy.
- Offers ideas to reform the system and restore our democracy.
You can find more information about the book here: http://drclaytonpeoples.com/underminingdemocracybook/