October 31, 2015

U.S. presidential politics – actually, U.S. politics in general – creep me out. (Is that a current colloquialism? Or is that from my own youth? Hmmm… No matter… Just know that I find U.S. politics to be pretty awful far too often.)

FIRST, check this out: $$$$$$$$$$$$ and politics. 158 families are currently funding the U.S. presidential campaign. Yes. Right now. Just 158 families. These 158 families have a bigger voice than all of the rest of us put together. I’m not particularly surprised. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Citizens United Decision. In the good old USA, a corporation is now considered an individual.

NEXT, check this out: A colleague shared this…I laughed. I cried. And I worry.

New Zealander's View on Trump

Filed under: Social Commentary


About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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