Voting with Dollars A New Paradigm for Campaign Finance Bruce Ackerman, Ian Ayres

Publication date:
09 Feb 2004
Yale University Press
314 pages: 229 x 152mm

?One of the few genuinely original contributions to the debate over campaign finance reform. Whether or not you agree with what the authors have to say, you?ll learn a lot from grappling with their arguments--including their striking suggestion that donations be anonymous rather than public. A bold effort to reinvigorate citizenship while also respecting markets and free choice, this book casts the reform debate in a fresh new light.??Cass R. Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

?This book should be required reading for anyone concerned about the future of American democracy.??Jesse Choper, University of California, Berkeley

?This breakthrough book initiates the long-overdue effort to examine alternative approaches to campaign finance reform, eschewing the traditional limits-driven strategy. It offers a refreshingly novel approach, while showing respect for enduring constitutional values.??Nadine Strossen, president, American Civil Liberties Union; professor of law, New York Law School.

?Campaign money isn?t the root of all that ails our democratic system?it?s the way money gets into campaigns that?s the problem. Ackerman and Ayres provide a fresh and provocative way of thinking about the interaction between dollars and votes, and a fascinating out-of-the-box solution for what?s wrong.??Robert B. Reich, Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University

?Anyone interested in the financing of elections in the United States, and more generally, the relationship between money and policymaking, will find this book interesting and informative.??Candice J. Nelson,

"This book is well written and offers carefully explained arguments for its detailed proposal."?Betty A. Dobratz, Contemporary Sociology

?The creative radicalism of Voting with Dollars can only help jolt Washington?s campaign ?reformers? out of their 25-year rut.??Jonathan Rauch, Washington Monthly