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Money Talks - Speech, Economic Power, and the Values of Democracy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,978
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Money Talks - Speech, Economic Power, and the Values of Democracy (Hardcover): Martin H Redish

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Money Talks - Speech, Economic Power, and the Values of Democracy (Hardcover)

Martin H Redish

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"A very readable book containing the best arguments thus far opposing campaign finance reform."
-- "Choice"

"Martin Redish's accomplishment is that he not only has written a strong critique of te proposals to extend governmental regulation of free speech, but he has also given First Amendment defenders a base from which to attack existing restrictions on communication. Money Talks illustrates and upholds why the Founders prohibited Congress from making any law thta abridges the freedom of speech."--"Regulation"

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 protester.

And yet neither the expenditure of money for expressive purposes nor an underlying motive of profit maximization detracts from the values fostered by such activity, claims Martin H. Redish. In fact, given the modern economic realities that dictate that effective expression virtually requires the expenditure of capital, any restriction of such capital for expressive purposes will necessarily reduce the sum total of available expression. Further, Redish here illustrates, the underlying motive of those who wish to restrict corporate expression is disagreement with thenature of the views they express.

Confronting head-on one of the sacred cows of American reformist politics, Martin H. Redish here once again lives up to his reputation as one of America's most original and counterintuitive legal minds.

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2001
First published: 2001
Authors: Martin H Redish
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 334
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-7538-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Constitution, government & the state
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Elections & referenda
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech
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LSN: 0-8147-7538-1
Barcode: 9780814775387

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