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Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

[youtube=http://youtu.be/mw2z9lV3W1g] letsfreecongress.org TEDtalksDirector·1,378 videos Published on Apr 3, 2013 There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012> Armed With Naïvete Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012 Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:47AM, January 05, 2012. Tom Dispatch Startling numbers of Americans are “underwater” — homeowners and students alike — and so, for that matter, is Congress, even if in quite a different way.  In these last years, it’s been flooded with money.  Millionaires, including at least 10 centimillionaires, now make up nearly More

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