Money talks [electronic resource] : speech, economic power, and the values of democracy / Martin H. Redish.

Author
Redish, Martin H. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : New York University Press, c2001.
Description
1 online resource (333 p.)

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Many have argued that soft money and special interests are destroying the American electoral system. And yet the clarion call for campaign finance reform only touches on the more general belief that money and economic power have a disastrous impact on both free expression and American democracy. The nation's primary sources of communication, the argument goes, are increasingly controlled by vast corporate empires whose primary, or even exclusive motive is the maximization of profit. And these conglomerates should simply not be granted the same constitutional protection as, say, an individual p
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: The Intersection between Free Speechand Economic Power; 2 Commercial Speech and Democratic Values; 3 Corporate Speech and the Theory of Free Expression; 4 Free Speech and the Flawed Postulates of CampaignFinance Regulation; 5 The Right of Expressive Access, Redistributive Values,and the Democratic Dilemma; 6 Government Subsidies and Free Expression; 7 Conclusion: Free Expression and the Sound of Money; Notes; Index; About the Author
ISBN
  • 0-8147-6918-7
  • 0-8147-7677-9
OCLC
  • 779828288
  • 55638574
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