Online register for transparency
Raoul Martinez has said that "when democratic power fails to regulate the market to protect the public interest, market power regulates democracy to protect the corporate interest." He goes on to point out: "In the US, a turning point in this battle occurred in 1978 when a court declared that corporations had the same right as individuals to finance elections. This quickly resulted in the near complete takeover of the electoral process by major industries." It is the same in many countries. It has always been a battle for people to be heard over the lobbyists. What we need to do is insist on disclosure of every cent donated to a political party and every meeting, email or phone call that a party official has with a donor. On a register that is constantly updated and online. That way, it will be less likely that money will buy votes in democracies.