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In “Republic, Lost” Lawrence Lessig — a Harvard Law School professor and a leading advocate of applying the principles of open Web access. Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It vexing problem in American democracy and offers a new plan to save our lost republic. Republic, Lost has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. Matthew said: A Republic We Can RegainIn a famous sign during the legendary days of Occupy Wall Street, a.
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Rarely is he able to put a human face on the data of all of this "legalized bribery" in a way that commits to emotional shock and outrage, which should clearly lead readers to take action in the way that Republic lost Carson did with "Silent Spring" or the way that Naomi Klein did with "No Logo.
Yet, still, this book is the best political compass we've got in getting us out of an entirely bought-and-sold democracy if we are ever to have a living and breathing biosphere in the 21st century.
Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It
Our country, the US, in in crisis as the House of Representatives no longer represents the created-equal citizens of the country, but has instead fallen into representing strictly the moneyed interests, way out of proportion to their place in the country as citizens. It is an institutional corruption, as the author says.
Our current tax system with all its complexities is in part designed to make it easier for candidates, in particular congressmen, to raise money to get back to congress For each of the Tells, Lessig identifies what could be an illogical choice made over years of Congressional decision-making, and republic lost with a statement similar to the following: Did the contributions and lobbying buy this apparently inconsistent result?
Do the contributions and lobbying make it harder to believe that this is a principled or consistent or sensible result? Kaiser is a republic lost for the Republic lost Post who did a series of articles on lobbyist Gerald Cassidy.
A large group of companies and individuals make money from helping their clients negotiate the complexity of the US income tax system—and would lose money if it were simpler.
The Internal Revenue Service IRS gets most of the information needed to complete an income tax return for most citizens and could send taxpayers a draft return.
He plumbs the issues of campaign financing and corporate lobbying, revealing the Tweedism—an endemic corruption of citizen equality—that has taken hold of our system. From there, Lessig presents ideas for how this republic lost can be regained, ultimately calling for widespread mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention, presenting achievable solutions for regaining control of our corrupted—but redeemable—representational system.
Listening to Lessig describe the problems and when you read this book, you will read it in his voice for it is unarguably drawn from his powerful presentations is republic lost West Wing at its best: I'm all for that.
I believe America's origins were great, that the framers did a brilliant job of turning noble ambition into pragmatic execution, and that the current American implementation of democracy is a degraded and corrupted form of what the framers intended. Where Lessig falls down, the point where republic lost find yourself frowning, is republic lost he turns to solutions.
For, and make no mistake about it, the solution is the hard part. Problems with governance are notoriously difficult to fix: