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Lawrence Lessig: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress
06-01-2013, 04:30 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-09-2013, 03:20 AM by drew hempel.)
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Lawrence Lessig: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ik1AK56FtVc

This video is about how money corrupts congress and subsequently how the Republic has been lost due to the corruption of congress by money.

For example the credit card fee to business owners was a battle between elites that was the main focus of Congress for the first 7 months of the new session. The congress would change their sides based on which side was giving higher contributions and so when a new, better offer was made then the person would switch sides again.

Another example given is how a certain law has to be renewed -- the tax deduction for corporations funding public research -- and so even though the law has never been challenged since introduced by the Reagan fascists -- the reason it is eternally "temporary" is that it assures Congress gives new contributions from the corporations to renew the law.
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