I'm not as hopeful as Lessig about the progress of political reform (I suspect hell will freeze over before there is any REAL political reform). But Lessig knows things I don't know - lots of them - and he makes some interesting arguments. I hope he is correct.
Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz's tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption. In this fiery, deeply personal talk, he calls for all citizens to engage, and offers a heartfelt reminder to never give up hope.
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Lawrence Lessig - Legal activist Lawrence Lessig has already transformed intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation. Now he's focused on an even bigger problem: The US' broken political system.