Following the Political Money

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Shane Ferro donated some money to a political action committee. Here’s something really cool: Using data from the Federal Election Commission, The Wall Street Journal has created an interactive graphic showing the “connections between political action committees, super PACS, campaigns and individuals.” They’re calling it “Political Moneyball.” There’s a lot of stuff to extrapolate, so I’d suggest reading through the WSJ’s description of how it all works here, and I’m looking forward to seeing what people discover.

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Wouldn’t “political moneyball” be the art of investing your campaign donations wisely, not understanding how other people are investing them?

In the former case, though, Moneyball is a good analogy. One paper found that investing in political lobbying can have a rate of return for firms as high as 22,000% — described by Planet Money here.

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