Book Discussion on Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform

In light of Senate debate over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, Bradley Smith talked about his opposition to campaign finance… read more

In light of Senate debate over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, Bradley Smith talked about his opposition to campaign finance restrictions. He said that the current restrictions have caused more problems than they have solved. He argued that money is an equalizing force in politics, allowing small parties and unknown candidates to effectively compete with established parties and incumbent candidates. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience.

Bradley Smith is the author of Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform, published by Princeton University Press.  close

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  • John Samples Director Cato Institute->Center for Representative Government
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Book Discussion on Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Mar 25, 2001
Last Aired:
Oct 26, 2006

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  • Mar 25, 2001 | 4:26pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 26, 2001 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2001 | 1:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 2006 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2006 | 11:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 26, 2006 | 5:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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