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Michael Yabsley's Dark Money isn't merely a 10-point plan for reform of political donations and election spending, aimed at decoupling donations from policy and decision-making, but the extended screed of a former insider who has turned on the system he mastered and is determined that voters should understand just how dangerous it is.

There's a palpable hit on every page as the former federal treasurer of the Liberal Party opens fire.

On the role of fundraising in careers: