The Debt Dialogues [Episode 35]: Steve Simpson on Inequality, Democracy, and Money in Politics

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Steve Simpson, director of legal studies at the Ayn Rand Institute, on inequality, democracy, and money in politics. Topics covered include:


  • The relationship between inequality of wealth and inequality of influence
  • Whether money corrupts politics
  • The problem with democracy
  • How campaign finance laws restrict free speech


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