Here’s a cute app that helps you follow the money. It is a free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox (sorry IE users!). After you install it, when you are using your browser and it shows the name of a major politician, you can hover your cursor over the name and it will show you their major corporate campaign contributions.
As the creator of this browser app says: some politicians are red, and some are blue, but all of them are green. Find out to whom a politician is beholden.
The data comes from Opensecrets.org, but this makes it oh so convenient.
Where’s the irony? The creator Nicholas Rubin, was only 16 years old – too young to vote – when he wrote it. But he will be old enough soon – he just turned 17.