The Third Coming of American Plutocracy


The Third Coming of American Plutocracy

Room 920, Level 9
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


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T: 8344 5284

Tim Kuhner will present a chapter from his new edited volume, “Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America” (co-edited with Eugene Mazo and published in 2018 by Cambridge University Press). “The Third Coming of American Plutocracy,” will expose the similarities between the different eras in which American democracy has been hijacked by wealth. And it will culminate in an analysis of how President Trump has added to the pre-existing problem of government by and for the wealthy. In conclusion, the speaker will invite reflections on Australia’s vulnerabilities the sort of ‘legalized corruption’ that has become well established in the United States.

Light refreshment will be provided from 12.30pm.


  • Associate Professor Timothy K. Kuhner