Ackerman, Bruce and Ian Ayres. Voting With Dollars: A New Paradigm for Campaign Finance. New Haven: Yale University Press, . x, 303 pp. Cloth in dust jacket. New. $29.95 * A provocative study that builds on the tradition of the secret ballot. Ackerman and Ayres propose a system of "secret donation booths" in which the government would provide each citizen with a special credit-card account containing fifty "patriot dollars." To use this money, citizens would go to their local ATMs and send it anonymously to their favorite candidate or cause. This would result in the democratization of the political clout that comes from campaign contributions.
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