Video: Lawrence Lessig on "Republic, Lost; How Money Corrupts Congress"

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Dependence on funders instead of the people is dangerous. The problem is the system, not the republicans. We've become incapable of addressing global warming, health care etc.

Crisis is an opportunity to do something, to get a government that is responsive. We have a democracy that is corrupted compared to the founders' ideas, a system distorted by money.

to hear the interview with Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University on his book "Republic, Lost; How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It," November 14, 2011, 20 min., click on

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11992

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