An essay is presented on the reasons why the terms distortion or corruption are used when talking about the effect of economic power on political participation. It examines the intersection of money and politics from the view of the citizen using money to encourage political causes. The author argues that spending money on political causes is a possible valid form of communicating preferences rather than reasons and can be analyzed as a major factor of political participation.
- POLITICAL corruption
- PUBLIC spending
- POLITICAL participation
- PRACTICAL politics -- Social aspects