Invisible Issues of the 2012 Campaign

The 2012 presidential campaign is gathering force and with it a sense of the issues that will dominate the national conversation in the months ahead. With unprecedented amounts of money flooding into the campaigns — thanks in part (but only in part) to super PACs — both the campaigns and ultimately our government will focus on problems backed by big money and armies of lobbyists and interest groups. Unfortunately there are also problems that affect people so vulnerable and voiceless that there are no markets — economic markets or political markets – dedicated to solving them. Serious as these problems are, they tend to go unaddressed.

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