Giving Compass' Take:

• In this story from GOOD Magazine, authors Tod Perry and Eric Pfeiffer discuss how the recent video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioning witnesses on "dark money" and American corruption law has made history as one of the most watched videos of a politician ever.

• What do the popularity and reception of Ocasio-Cortez's video tell investors about the opportunity for corruption and campaign finance reform?

• To learn about corruption and government failure in the State of Indiana, click here.


Over the past year, newly- elected freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has become one of the most polarizing political figures in American life. But her recent talk about systemic government corruption instantly connected with people across the political spectrum.

Her speech to the House Oversight and Reform Committee that people of every political stripe should hear. In just five minutes, Ocasio-Cortez shared how the current system encourages and rewards politicians for doing the bidding of corporate masters instead of the American people.

In a series of questions to panel members she tells a story that exposes the influence of dark money, Super PACs and corporate interests and how politicians profit off them.

In less than one week, the video has generated more than 38 million views on Twitter alone. That shows that along with AOC’s growing fan base, millions of viewers who might not normally connect with her views found something important to connect with in her breakdown of dark money in politics.

We may not always agree on the solutions to government corruption but her video shows there’s no denying the universal agreement on the systemic problems it presents.

NowThis editor Joe Lawrence tweeted that the video is already one of Twitter’s all-time most viewed videos:

This is now the most viewed video of any politician on Twitter, ever, as well as #41 in the most viewed Twitter videos of all time

Read the full article about dark money by Tod Perry and Eric Pfeiffer at GOOD Magazine