Read this very interesting post by Professor Lawrence Lessig. In “Big Campaign Spending: Government by the 1%”, Lessig describes how big donors (and therefore the Citizens United supreme court decision) is a threat to american democracy and why a campaign finance reform is needed.
… “because of the way we fund the campaigns that determine our elections, we give the tiniest fraction of America the power to veto any meaningful policy change. Not just change on the left but also change on the right. Because of the structure of influence that we have allowed to develop, the tiniest fraction of the one percent have the effective power to block reform desired by the 99-plus percent.”
Read more on the Atlantic.
Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig, founders of the Creative Commons delivers his view to Science Po students about copyright laws in the U.S. Lessig is a director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining Harvard, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society. Lessig is a founding board member of Creative Commons.
(Photo Lawrence Lessig at Science Po Paris: Gerald Holubowicz/Laif)
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