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One Chart that Explains 40 Charts that Explain Money in Politics

Today, Vox.com published “40 charts that explain money in politics.” Chart after chart shows how expensive politics is now, the explosion of federal PACs, how the money is spent, and the rise of dark money.

We love that Vox has turned its attention to the problem of money in politics, but these charts don’t actually explain much. They describe the problem. They don’t explain it. And they certainly don’t offer up any solutions.

So what does explain the problem? Well, we made a chart: