Author, The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective FollyAlan Briskin, Ph.D.
Without limits on political spending, a genuine democracy is threatened. Democracy depends on faith in the sanctity of each individual’s ethical conscience joined with a right to free speech and faith in a credible voting process. When political cash and its seductions crowd out democratic forms of expression and manipulate public fears, we are less whole as a nation. However, when law enshrines the true purpose of democracy and limits the power of the few to outbid the rest, we will see the blossoming of both democracy and collective intelligence.