16 Yr-Old Creates Money & Politics App
A potentially game-changing app designed to reduce the influence of big-money donors on politics was recently developed by Nick Rubin, a high school student who created this free app when he was age 16.
The new software is actually a browser plug-in called Greenhouse-- a name that symbolizes the pervasive influence of money on politicians in both houses of Congress. When internet surfers hover over a politician’s name, a window appears which shows how much money that politician has received and from which industries. The goal is to raise awareness about how our political system has become dependent on big-money donors, and therefore politicians tend to legislate in favor of wealthy donors instead of the people. Hopefully this app will encourage people to vote for candidates like Ron who want to curb the influence of money in politics. See this Vice article for more info, and you can download the browser extension at www.allaregreen.us.