Zephyr Teachout on corruption in America

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Guests: Zephyr Teachout

There’s nothing new about political corruption according to our guest, law professor ZEPHYR TEACHOUT. In fact, she says, the framers of the Constitution were well aware of its potential influence on the fledgling democracy. In her book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, Teachout details the history of bribery and lobbying in the U.S. and explains how the legislative branch and Supreme Court have defined and regulated it.

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