Money Corrupts, Absolutely

A pair of books – one hardback, one an e-book – by law professor Lawrence Lessig, focuses on Congress’s inability to function because of its dependence on campaign money, and the lobbyists attached to that money. “Dependence corruption” is described in both books.

(REPUBLIC, LOST: HOW MONEY CORRUPTS CONGRESS – AND A PLAN TO STOP IT and ONE WAY FORWARD: THE OUTSIDER’S GUIDE TO FIXING THE REPUBLIC)

Lessig – and, he argues, the Framers of the Constitution – believes Congress should only be dependent on the people. He concludes, “… the corrupting influence of money is the first problem facing this nation. That unless we solve this problem, we won’t solve anything else.”

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