As I watched the debate last night I thought, "I wonder if everyone else is thinking these two things... '327 million people and these are my two choices.' and, 'How did we get here?' "
Then I recalled what someone had post the other day so I'm going to to repost and hope you guys enjoy.
Seems to me, the next step is to sunder "tweedism" ("the genius theory for destroying democracy") in the US.
Here is how it works from a Harvard professor:
Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig makes the case that our democracy has become corrupt with money, leading to inequality that means only 0.02% of the United States population actually determines who's in power. Lessig says that this fundamental breakdown of the democratic system must be fixed before we will ever be able to address major challenges like climate change, social security, and student debt. This is not the most important problem, it's just the first problem.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Here is what taught in US Schools:
@EVoCeO At first I thought that this video is too long for something so obvious, but no. This is gold.
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