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The plan to separate personal wealth from political power.


If you're a progressive, even if you think we just need Democrats running the show - we've seen over and over again that when that happens, either nothing gets done, or the compromises are so severe that we only partially fix the problems we face. I would challenge you and your listeners to imagine any major problem in this country right now that can truly be fixed.

Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman use the failures of Obamacare to illustrate how lobbyists and billionaires rigged American politics against the common good, and outline a series of practical reforms happening in local governments to separate personal wealth from political power, and return control of the nation's democracy to its citizens.

Wendell and Nick are authors of the new book Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It from Bloomsbury.

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Nick Penniman

Nick Penniman is the Executive Director of the bipartisan nonprofit Issue One.



Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter is an author, speaker and columnist.


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