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Politicians app shows their sellout to big money

(Courtesy: Nick Rubin/Greenhouse)

– “This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians”
“But thanks to 16-year-old Nick Rubin, keeping track of just how much politicians have sold out has become a lot easier. He created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that operates under the motto “Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.” The plugin aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.” It sounds like a bit of a lofty aim for an app, but it’s actually pretty simple and effectiveit provides a breakdown of a politicians campaign contributions when that politician’s name comes up in an article. It is currently available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and is completely free,” by Hannah Ewens, Vice.com.
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Click here for Seattle resident Nick Rubin’s website.

– “Not old enough to vote, 16-year-old builds money-in-politics plug-in”

By Colby Itkowitz in the Washington Post.
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Posted by Steve on October 9, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

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