“Before we can tackle climate change, financial reform, education reform or, well, anything, there is a single issue that we in the United States must confront. As legal activist Lawrence Lessig says in today’s talk, before we can bring about change on any of the thousands of issues that matter to us, we must change a central corruption at the root of the American political system — that politicians must raise vast amounts of money in order to have a chance in the general election.”*
Professor Lawrence Lessig has taken on a difficult task: save the American political system from becoming even more immersed in corruption. He is a leading advocate, the “godfather” of the campaign to reform political campaign contributions, and to help make his point understood by all, asked us all to take a trip to “Lesterland” at a recent TED Talk. Cenk uygur breaks it down.
Watch Professor Lessig’s TED Talk here: