It has been brought to my attention that some people do not approve of public campaign finance because the thought of giving money to politicians is repugnant. I agree that it is. However, there is perhaps an even better way: ban all political broadcast ads (TV, radio, direct mail, and telephone.) Denmark does that and it works beyond fantastic. They don't have a any public campaign finance because they don't need it. If you are a Danish politician and you want your message out, you have to inspire people to do it for you somehow. Nobody in Denmark complains that their free speech is impaired. All the Danish parties support the ad ban and 80% of Danes vote on election day. Denmark ranks amazingly high in most quality of life rankings, and is number one in low child poverty.
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