Buying Your Future:

Exploring the Influence of Big Money in American Politics


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About Buying Your Future:

This website was created to help provide information about some of the organizations and people who are having the greatest impact on the future of the United States. The combination of the Citizen's United court decision and the growth of wealth inequality has led to a political arena where the super-wealthy can wield massize influence, and this website seeks to illuminate the role being played by the mega-donors listed here. This site does not have any official political affiliation; it's only goal is transparency.

All data is downloaded manually from the FEC's website, and compiled using a combination of SQLite3 database software and Java code that parses the data, organizes it, and constructs the final webpages. These webpages are then manually uploaded and hosted on Amazon's S3 Cloud hosting service. A long term goal is to automate this process, so that it does not rely on human intervention to download the data and upload the outputted HTML documents... but until that time we apologize for any delays in updating the data. The footer at the bottom of the page shows when the HTML for that page was last generated.

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