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American Democracy Is a Corruption: How .05 Percent Of Our Population Have Bent Our Republic Into An Oligarchy


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Great understanding of how the USA works today... Let's fix this.

Wow, Lawrence Lessig is ALL FIRED UP:

"There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond."

Well played, TED Talk. Well played.

That was a great one. Coincidently, I listened to it on my way into work yesterday. 

Seems to be making its rounds on the Internets right now.

Still amazing that his message is right on, yet taking back American politics still feels obnoxiously impossible.

Hey, I'm still wrestling with ed reform. I'm not sure I'm going to get to saving American democracy soon. Maybe... I think I've calendared it after world peace.

Have to solve world hunger before we can have world peace. How big is your garden?

41x33. Nice round numbers. Okay, so no one measured beforehand. There are three cubic yards of manure, delivered today, which brought about all forms of potty jokes, and I have the fence stuff ready to go. Tomorrow's project. Then, it's time to plant greens, peas, and beans. I'm looking to do stuff I can preserve, can, eat, and give away. 

41x33 is a good step in the direction of solving world hunger. But we need more.

Thing's a monster now, but it feels really good to be able to send everyone away with a week's worth of groceries. It's amazing. And I haven't even started canning. This is definitely worth it. 

Now if we could just inspire more people to do what you do.