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Campaign Financing Capture Index: 37.8 Percent of Clinton’s Donations Come From the Top 0.1 Percent of Her Donors

30.7 percent of Clinton’s contributions came from donors who contributed more than $100,000. Clinton’s main super PAC raised $8.08 million in July–nearly all of it from donors who gave more than $100,000. A distribution analysis of the candidates’ donor pools shows that the top 0.1 percent of Clinton’s donors account for nearly 38 percent of her total campaign contributions.   

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Luigi Zingales

Why This Blog?

There is an issue that– while extremely important today–receives little attention not only in the traditional media but also in the blogosphere, and academia: the subversion of competition by special interests. Following Adam Smith, the vast majority of economists believe that competition is the essential ingredient that makes a market economy work.

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