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HOW DO BILLIONAIRES SHAPE PUBLIC POLICY?

The Rankings
How much political power do different billionaires have? Power is a relational concept, and a billionaire’s power therefore needs to be evaluated within the political context (s)he’s operating in. We rank the billionaires according to...
The Map
Explore campaign contribution laws and the top five billionaires by country.              
The Basics
How can billionaires try to shape public policy? http://www.billionaireswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Patricia-video-final.mp4 Our video explains the legal mechanisms: Electioneering, lobbying and advocacy, opinion shaping and philanthropy. With corruption, influence becomes illegal. Our glossary explains the key terms.
Our Project
Do extreme wealth inequalities turn societies into plutocracies? billionaireswatch.org investigates how the ultra-rich influence politics. Our project is non-partisan and non-profit. This website is being developed by students and Prof. Peter Hägel within the “billionaireswatch.org” course at The...

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