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Republic, Lost : How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It

Republic, Lost
January 24, 2012

In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign, trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature.  With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis: how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system.