Sunday, 20 July 2008

Lessig says money erodes trust in politics - Keynote from Austin

Mcdawg was one of around 650 online viewers of Lessig's most recent talk yesterday. The podcast has now been archived as above.

Certainly, up to Larry's well cemented standards delivery wise. I certainly found this pretty compelling and must watch it again later.

From one report in the blogosphere:-

We're listening to a very lively keynote by the distinguished Professor Lawrence Lessig, who is explaining how money in the political process has bankrupted Congress as an institution and reviewing the history of corruption, which goes all the way back to the beginning of the country.

"We face the exact same problem here," Lessig said, referring to the Framers' problems in making early American government independent (or nondependent) of private money and influence.

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