Rather than having all these silly ways of financing campaigns and courting influence based on outdated laws why aren't politicians openly traded?
Just think of it they could be set up as a company with a board of directors and shareholders, their worth would be based upon the value of their stocks. They could even appoint the billionaire of their choice to be Chairman.
So they would have to publish a quarterly report and we would know who their principle shareholders and board members are, this would in fact increase transparency. They would also have to present a business plan.
We have already sold off democracy so why not at least establish a good business model for the future?
So instead of being privately owned businesses they become publicly traded companies, wouldn't that be better? Wouldn't it at least be more honest than the present system?
They could even have their own logos, mission statements and core principles.
They could also be subjected to vulture capitalists, hostile takeovers, bull and bear markets, stock-market crashes, and hedge funds. Would they be a suitable investment for pension funds?
I think this is a perfectly viable capitalist solution to the current mismanaged situation.