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Peter Mathews is professor of political science at Cypress College, has run for Congress 3 times, and has a new book out that focuses on corporate influence on our political system.Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!
His book is Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some--How to Reclaim the American Dream for All. Mathews shares his experience trying to run for Congress while rejecting PAC money. A devotee of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, Mathews has well-articulated indictments of our campaign finance system. He is not shy about calling out Obama and the Clintons for protecting Wall Street and taking their money, and declares his support for Elizabeth Warren in 2016. Mathews embraces the strategy of the late Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America, the "inside-outside strategy" to move the party to the left. We talk about Shenna Bellows, Senate candidate from Maine, as a focal point for progressive activism this year.
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