Money in Politics

In our most recent episode, Walker and Professor Dungey wade into the emotionally charged and highly "political" issue of "Money in Politics."  It is often argued that "money" has corrupted "politics," and that if we could just get "money" out of "politics," we would be much better off. While these are important and legitimate observations, what are the historical and philosophical influences that have led us to where we are?  A clearer understanding of our modern, Liberal political-phiosophical heritage will shed light on the co-extensive relationship between the economic and the political.