Posts Tagged ‘Lawrence Lessig’

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he’s running on a singular platform — the Citizen Equality Act of 2017. It would expand voting access, ban gerrymandering and institute campaign finance reform.

Harvard Law Professor Crowdfunds $1 Million, Launches Presidential Bid

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Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw2z9lV3W1g

Corruption, bribery, conflicts of interest, plutocracy, Lesterland, money in politics…

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PS

I debated for this same solution in journalism class and was met with blank stares and knee jerk rejectionism.

They said: “We have to get money out of politics, not in!  That’s absurd.”

Me: “We have to get people’s influence INTO politics to offset the influence of what that money is buying.”

The solution is as easy as a one line box on the 1040 Income Tax form.  Give everyone a piece of political money to play in the game.  It doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to empower the voices who represent common people.  This is the obvious solution to empower regular people to compete in the political arena while still being fair to the entrenched upper class.  Right now the elites monopolize the political funding system and control the candidates and high officials.  The only sensible response is to empower the rest of us, whom they are currently fucking over, so that our voices are heard too (as they are attached to campaign contributions).