Sesame and Lilies

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Yale University Press, 01‏/01‏/2002 - 240 من الصفحات
In this publication, two leading law professors challenge the existing campaign reform agenda in America and present an initiative that claims to avoid the mistakes of the past. Bruce Ackerman and Ian Ayres build on the example of the secret ballot and propose a system of secret donation booths for campaign contributions. They unveil a plan in which the government provides each voter with a special credit card account containing 50 Patriot dollars for presidential elections. To use this money, citizens go to their local ATM machine and anonymously send their Patriot dollars to their favourite candidates or political organizations. Americans are free to make additional contributions, but they must also give these gifts anonymously. Because candidates cannot identify who provided the funds, it will be much harder for big contributors to buy political influence. And the need for politicians to compete for the Patriot dollars will give much more power to the people. Ackerman and Ayres work out the operating details of their plan, anticipate problems, design safeguards, suggest overseers, and show how their proposals satisfy the most stringent constitutional requirements. They conclude with a model statute that could serve as the basis of a serious congressional effort to restore Americans' faith in democratic politics.

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I couldn't decipher who wrote the short commentary in the back of the book entitled "The Personality of Ruskin", Arthur Quiller-Couch or Sybil Wragge probably, but they were right I think. Ruskin came ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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For years I assumed this book, a gift from my Great-Aunt to my beloved Aunt, was just one of those books of beautiful thoughts. On closer inspection it is two lectures delivered by John Ruskin on the ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Rethinking Sesame and Lilies
Suggestions for Further Reading
List of Contributors
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نبذة عن المؤلف (2002)

Deborah Epstein Nord is professor of English and director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender at Princeton University.

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