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Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by Twelve
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A Republic We Can Regain"

In a famous sign during the legendary days of Occupy Wall Street, an activist carried the sign: "Money is the root of all politics"--a clever inversion of the biblical phrase: "Money is the root of all evil." And with this book, Lawrence Lessig tackles the dark origin story of what Marianne Williamson calls "the cancer underlying all of the other cancers"--namely dastardly role that money in politics plays in our supposed Republic. Lessig is perhaps the godfather (or fa
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Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that anyone who has ever gone into a United States voting booth and filled out a ballot needs to read.

Our country, the US, in in crisis as the House of Representatives no longer represents the created-equal citizens of the country, but has instead fallen into representing strictly the moneyed interests, way out of proportion to their place in the country as citizens. It is an institutional corruption, as the author says.
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Lawrence "Larry" Lessig is an American academic and political activist. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications.

He is a director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining Harvard, he was
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