Lessig Interviewed in Washington Post

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The Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt quizzes Lawrence Lessig about the Fair Elections Now Act.  Given a national debt of $13 billion, how could the Congress appropriate money to help themselves and their opponents get elected?

About Hamilton Richards

He retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days he volunteers technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (CG4Tx.org), Integrity Texas (IntegrityTexas.org), Austin Rowing Club, and several friends.
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One Response to Lessig Interviewed in Washington Post

  1. Diane Owens says:

    Lessig says the Fair Elections Now Act is a “hard sell” and then tells us why we can’t afford to continue our current system for funding elections using special interest money. Lessig says The Cato Institute estimated that in 2001, Congress spent $87 billion in corporate subsidies and that this amount would fund 40-60 years of Fair Elections for Congress. If a choice between Corporate welfare v. public funding of elections were on the ballot, which would voters choose?

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