Lawrence Lessig has moved from activism on Creative Commons issues to activism on fixing Democracy. It boils down to trust. A system of governance without trust can not be an effective Democracy. A system that incorporates an addiction to lobbyists money and electoral campaigns to maintain power and, at the end, retire into the wealthy arms of the very system that lobbies government – is doomed to dysfunction and chaos. Lawrence Lessig argues that the all important action necessary to allow any other effective actions on any other topic, is to remove this addiction from the system. Doesn’t matter which side of the debate you are on – if you want a government that responds to issues and constituents, you need to get them off this drug. They won’t do it themselves, an intervention is required and we are it. We all need to fix this – that is his new focus. His website that takes on the challenge is Fix Congress First.
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