The Monkey Cage: Finance

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/03/2014

The McCutcheon decision could be good news after all

McCutcheon could actually help political parties and make campaign finance more transparent.

By Ray LaRaja  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign Finance

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/02/2014

What the McCutcheon decision means

The Supreme Court’s decision will make campaign finance even more unequal.

By John Sides  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign Finance

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Tunisia’s golden age of crony capitalism

In the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution the total worth of the Ben Ali clan’s assets was approximately $13 billion. And it would be a mistake to assume that cronyism ended with his ouster.

By Bob Rijkers, Caroline Freund and Antonio Nucifora  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Ali, Finance, Tunisia

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/11/2014

A new experiment shows how money buys access to Congress

Two political scientists conducted an experiment on whether Congressional offices responded more to contributors. Here’s what they found.

By John Sides  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign Finance

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How today’s budget woes owe their debt to the financing of recent wars

How partisanship shapes the way the U.S. finances wars and the debts that follow.

By Gustavo Flores-Mac as and Sarah Kreps  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget, Taxes, War Finance

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Obama takes big bucks from telecoms, ramps up national security state

It’s fun to look at the political contributions of celebrities, but more is learned by looking at industry breakdowns.

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Tags:  Campaign Finance, National Security State, Surveillance

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The Supreme Court might strike down overall contribution limits. And that’s okay.

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission won’t change much about money in politics. It might even help.

By Ray La Raja  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign Finance