Lessig rightly points out the perfectly legal, sanctioned, and structural corruption at the heart of American Democracy. Only 0.05% of us really fund elections, which really means its only 0.05% of us who select and vet candidates and have access to them once they’re in office. If you’re wondering why YOUR particular big issue isn’t getting solved, he argues that the structural problem of political funding needs to be solved first, and the rest will follow. I agree.
Lessig then challenges us to respond to this situation with love, which I didn’t expect to hear but I do endorse.
I highly recommend investing the 18 minutes to watch this.
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