Listened to a stuff you should know ep about carbon trading. Despite the fact that america opted out of legislating carbon emissions, some businesses voluntarilly enter into legally binding agreements to cap polution. Could there be a political corruption variation on this. Even though congress won't police its own private interest influence, candidates could form a group that punishes them for violating anti coruption rules that they voluntarilly agree to.
If this deal was legit and had teeth and produced results for those of that look at situations and think, " that guy should be punished for that" would it not become a group that gained enough credibility that those who do not voluntarilly address their susceptibilty to private would suffer in elections. I think americans are gettin close to seeing as voters that private interest influence is corruption, whether congress wants to say it is or not.