Lawrence Lessig on money and speech

Lawrence Lessig:

The question isn’t whether money is speech. The question is whether we should allow money to so dominate the political system that candidates become more focused on their dependency upon money than upon the People.

5 Responses to Lawrence Lessig on money and speech

  1. Mira says:

    Expanding on our twitter coaevrsntion sure there is legal extortion system right now. Legislating it away will be nearly impossible because of the unforeseen consequences and concentration of power. Instead we can pay more (like baseball player type money) to our representatives. This will encourage better people to run for office and those people will be less likely to be corrupted by money since they could now theoretically fund their own campaign. Also, they would risk a lot by being corrupted since they get paid so much (whereas now they just go private sector). Sadly this wouldn’t solve the access problem. People with good and interesting ideas would still be isolated from acces because power concentrates in the hands of the few no matter what.

  2. I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a professional or just very knowledgeable?

  3. We pray for Abby. I can not believe what comes out of people’s mouth’s sometimes. Sorry you had to deal with that rude comment at this time. (((HUGS)))) to you and your family and to dear Abby. Courtney

  4. lol…ai sou eu =(Faço tudo isso com minha namorada, cobro tudo isso ai, e estamos brigando muito com isso, mais amo ela de mais, isso tudo me fez refletir se fosse eu no lugar dela, e queria que alguém me desses uns conselhos já que não converso com outras pessoas sobre isso, acho que sou o único homem aqui…abraço.!

  5. I think without our prompting, the gay community in Singapore should already have sought and got links with gay people here as well as overseas. Indeed they are getting more vocal. When once it was a shameful thing (I remember people referred to gays as ‘ah gua’ – a derogative term – many years ago when I was still young and innocent), it has gained a certain acceptability in Singapore society in concert with the place’s metropolitan mix today.Publication for gays? See fridae.com

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