Fix Congress First!

Dr. Lawrence Lessig

Dr. Lawrence Lessig

Dr. Lawrence Lessig, Professor at Harvard Law School, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, and one of America’s top visionaries, joins ZOOM’D for a frank and compelling look at a central facet of change for the future: restoring public trust in government by addressing the flow of big-money lobbying in politics. With special interests funneling millions of dollars into our elections—and a new Supreme Court ruling giving corporations and unions even more power over our government—confidence will not be regained until this flow of money is curtailed. Right now, a fortunate few, neither dependent on nor accountable to the people, control the direction of our government. This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue; it’s a fundamental question about what kind of democracy we want. Join Lawrence and ZOOM’D host John Schmidt as they explore why and how to “Fix Congress First,” including legislation to support public financing of elections and small dollar donations.

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Fix Congress First!

May 31, 2010
Hosted by John D. Schmidt
Guess: Dr. Lawrence Lessig


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