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Is fixing America’s political system a lost cause? Lawrence Lessig doesn’t think so


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On the heels of the Occupy movement comes a man with a plan: Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and professor of law at Harvard Law School.

Lessig’s newest book, "Republic, Lost," claims that today's enemy is no longer hidden in smoky backrooms, but operating right in front of us, lulling us into accepting that the current economic influence over our political system is par for the course. Regardless of your political stripes, says Lessig, you have to admit that the current system operates for the good of no one but itself, keeping those with the most connections rich and ignoring everyone else. Agree or disagree, but join us with your comments — and to hear Lessig talk about his proposed solution.


Lawrence Lessig, author of "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress"; director, Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University; professor of law at Harvard Law School