​#1152 Rise of the oligarchy (Money in Politics)

Air Date: 12–15-2017

Today we look at the history and current state of rich people seeking to undermine democratic rule by the people in favor or oligarchy for the rich

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why The Koch Brothers Despise The Constitution - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 07-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Chilvat - Lillehammer

Ch. 4: Act 2: Jane Mayer on the Rise of Conservative Orthodoxy - On The Media - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Stale Case - Darby

Ch. 6: Act 3: The complicated reality of corruption rules. @BackStory - Air Date: 11-24-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Cloud Line - K4

Ch. 8: Act 4: Millionaire Donor Threatens Democrats - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent

Ch. 10: Act 5: #GetMoneyOut of Politics with @WolfPAChq @AllofUs @JusticeDems @RepresentdotUS - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut

Ch. 12: Act 6: Why our democracy in is danger - Belabored (@DissentMag) - Air Date 5-13-16


Ch. 13: Thoughts on Patreon - Anonymous

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 14: Final comments on the win for small-dollar donors with Patreon

Support the future of this show! Become a member during our Winter Fundraiser

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions Free Music Archive


Get money OUT of politics by getting involved with... 

Wolf PAC

All of Us and Justice Democrats

Represent.Us (check out their Unrig the System Summit)


House Republican: my donors told me to pass the tax bill “or don’t ever call me again” (Vox)

8 Things You Can Do to Help Get Money Out of Politics (Bill Moyers & Co; 2014)

4 Solutions to Fight the Corruptive Influence of Money in Politics (League of Women Voters; 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Support the show via Patreon & check out our Winter Fundraiser!

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!