Inequality in the USA
Goodhart examines the lack of a political reaction to high and rising inequality in America, paying particular attention to the middle class. She argues that falling living standards lead to a decline in support for public programs even in the face of more unequal outcomes, blunting the political impetus for redistrbutive change.
Focusing instead on political inequality-- that brought about by the differential ability to contribute to electoral campaigns-- Schuster argues that when appropriately measured, money does matter for American electoral outcomes, and that spending can induce voters to change their preferences.
Finally, money may matter in the control of information beyond election time. Kneafsey argues that ownership affects the tone taken by media outlets in their coverage of labour unions.