Lawrence Lessig on money and politics
The author of "Republic, Lost" says President Obama promised to change the way Washington works, and he did not. Lawrence Lessig says the founders never imagined our representative democracy would evolve to a point where we have two elections: a "money" election and a "voters" election. In a republic, he says campaigns need to be dependent on the people, not the funders.
- Lawrence Lessig: Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Clerked for Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Author of several books, including "Republic, Lost" and "The Future of Ideas."