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Curb role of money

It's the only way to repair political system

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The fiscal cliff debacle is the most recent example of a money-laden political system yelping for help. Partisan politics has proliferated while funding for campaigns has reached historic highs. The result: a battered and broken system failing basic tests of government. Take the financial sector, front and center stars of the fiscal cliff discussion. When politicians were at odds over the plan’s details, the giddy-up, go-to was for financial sector CEOs to exert pressure on ...

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