Myths of NZ Party Finance

Bryce Edwards has done a useful series of posts refuting common myths about party financing in New Zealand. They are:

Myth 1: Enormous business donations in NZ politics

Myth 2: Corporate funding doesn’t go to the Labour Party

Myth 3: Corporate parties like Act can buy their way into power

Myth 4: Poor parties like the Alliance cannot succeed in politics

Myth 5: Academic studies show money makes a big difference in politics

Myth 6: Greater party finance means more votes

Myth 7: Huge amounts of money are spent by political parties

The articles are supported by dozens of references and footnotes, and are a great addition to the debate. Bryce must make a submission to the select committee when there are law changes in front of it!

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