Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Corporate Influence on Politics

Summary: Not only do corporations have direct influence on elections (money), but also more insidious forms of influence on politics through culture, media, and academia which, “subtly deform our sense of self and political imagination.” The final part of the teach-in is a critique of the proposed boycott of the 2012 elections and a more general discussion of how electoral politics and social movements interact.

Dr. Chad Kautzer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver.

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