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Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby bluefire4000 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:00 am

On the December 13th episode of the Daily Show Jon had an extended interview with Lawrence Lessig about corruption in Congress and I felt he had some really good ideas on how to address the problem. In part one he identifies the problem and in part two he gives his solution (mainly a voucher contribution system). I'd like to hear Dan's take on what he said because a common theme in the show is how corruption needs to be tackled before any other problems have a hope of being fixed. If not in an actual show (crosses fingers) I'd like to hear what people think as replies to this post. Link below to the episode.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/tue-december-13-2011-lawrence-lessig
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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby Goliath » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:39 am

For those who don't want to sit through the whole show, but get to the Lawrence Lessig part the OP was referring to:

Part 1: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-d ... view-pt--1

Part 2: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-d ... view-pt--2
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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby flyerhawk » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:26 am

I would be very curious to see what Dan thinks after reading Lessig's book. Lessig talks about all of the things that Dan focuses on but he points to the source problems rather than the symptoms.

I think it would be a great show for Dan to talk about this book.
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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby navy62802 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:08 am

I'm going to check out his book. It's refreshing to hear a Harvard law professor talking about campaign finance reform, someone who is willing to actually discuss a central problem in American politics. And not only does he identify the problem, he proffers a potential solution. I think I'm going to check out his book.
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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby ceebee4 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:59 am

+1

I've been persuaded by Lessig's argument every time I've heard him make it the past several years. I'm in. Are you?

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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby Joshmotron » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:56 am

Lawrence Lessig is one of those people who would fit in wonderfully on this board.
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Re: Lawrence Lessig Daily Show Interview

Postby ceebee4 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:53 am

In case you missed it, Lessig on "On Point":

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/01/02/lawr ... d-politics

and the slide show they refer to:

http://blip.tv/lessig/republic-lost-my- ... on-5697728

This plan makes the most sense to me of all those I've heard. If you can, please get involved!
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