Deacon linked to an article on campaign finance by George Will earlier today; for those who haven’t read the full article, I just want to add that, according to Will, the supposedly enormous amount spent on this year’s election cycle (’01-’02) is approximately the same amount that Americans spent on pork rinds over the same two-year period. I have seen a number of similar comparisons over the years; for example, Americans spend about as much on Congressional elections as on Barbie dolls. If we ever spend as much on elections (i.e., public policy) as we spend on frozen pizza, I’ll be impressed. Until then, spare us the endless nonsense about the “obscene” amounts of money devoted to political campaigns.
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