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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Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist

The sleep of reason produces monsters, at least according to Spanish painter Francisco Goya. What happens when the political reason is intoxicated by vested interests and corrupt campaign financing? The monsters it produces are even more frightening. This is my interpretation of the rise of Donald Trump, as I write in my latest New York Times Op-Ed. 

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