"The underrepresentation of the needy is especially pronounced when it comes to financial contributions to politics. Figure 16.4, which presents data about the effects of the participatory process on the representation of people with actual economic need, clarifies how this result comes about...The amount of money given to politics, we noted, was tightly constrained by the need to have the relevant resource--money."In case you were pondering the inscrutable question of why poor people donate less, now science has your answer.
--Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Posted by Miss Self-Important at 5:21 PM