Campaign Finance Laws, And Trust-Building Amongst The Electorate

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 13, 2010


As Tyler Cowen notes, law professor Larry Lessig has argued in the past that if rigorous campaign finance laws were adopted, trust in government amongst the populace would increase.

This study throws a fair amount of cold water on that research.

Of course, it is worth noting that no study has emerged to contradict another long-held belief concerning various iterations of campaign finance laws; the fact that they contradict principles of free speech.

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