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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig
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Mar 19, 13

bookshelves: current-events
Read in February, 2013

Teton County Library Call No: 328.73 Lessig L
Adam's Rating: 4 Stars

I picked up this book and persevered through 14 chapters of how incorrectly use money corrupts, how money's influence in anything can create doubt of integrity, and how politician's addiction to it for funding their campaigns has basically eroded the United State's democracy, so that I could get to the last 4 chapters of Lessig's plan to fix it. It was worth the perseverance. He outlines a few different ideas of campaign finance reform. Most are radical, and most are unlikely to happen(a point he readily makes, with likelihood percentages), but at least he's putting ideas on the table. It's a table that desperately needs ideas because as Lessig points out, the current dependency politicians have on lobbyists and interest groups is the root of all of our other political problems. This book makes you want to be a rootstriker!
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