Sliding into oligarchy

 

The chart in this article (“Who sponsors, who pays,” HCN, 6/12/17) clearly demonstrates a political system entirely corrupted by financial interests. Citizens have neither the resources, the time nor the expertise to compete against wealthy, well-organized interests that seek short-term economic benefits from the politicians they essentially own. Unless we adopt publicly financed elections, our republic will continue its slide into oligarchy.

Thomas Bliss
Los Angeles, California

High Country News Classifieds