Want the big picture on how democracies worldwide are striving to protect government from control by moneyed interests? Read our fact sheet on electoral rules to get a global glance on campaign finance, access to media, and gender balance in governments and elections.
The crisis for democracy isn't that candidates can win simply by spending the most - it's that more and more money is needed to even get in a race; and once elected, legislators feel more beholden to the wealthy individuals and corporate interests who fund them than to the people they're supposed to represent.
If you feel overwhelmed by the GMO debate and bamboozled by company ads, please read 7 Really Good Reasons to Rethink GMOs. We've distilled the most credible, up-to-date evidence (see our citations here).
A market economy and capitalism are synonymous – or at least joined at the hip. That’s what most Americans grow up assuming. But it is not necessarily so. Capitalism –control by those supplying the capital in order to return wealth to shareholders – is only one way to drive a market. Granted, it is hard to imagine another possibility for how an economy could work …in the abstract. It helps to have a real-life example.