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Lawrence Lessig on Solving "Unrepresentativeness" in America

Lawrence Lessig on Solving "Unrepresentativeness" in America

Update: 2019-11-18
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Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses the fundamental issue that he says underlies many of our current political problems - "unrepresentativeness."  He offers some creative prescriptions for how to cure America’s unrepresentativeness problem such as public funding of election campaigns (including campaigns for Congress), a radical restructuring of the United States Senate, and some ways to reform the Electoral College without having to change the Constitution.  He also says we the people are complicit in America’s political dysfunction, and suggests some ways that Americans can take a more proactive role in government such as  "civic juries" and citizen referenda.  Plus I ask this distinguished legal scholar to weigh in on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. 

Order Lawrence Lessig's new book They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy on Amazon, Audible or wherever books are sold.  Follow him at www.lessig.com or on Twitter at @Lessig.  Today's episode was sponsored by Kendra Scott Jewelry.  Visit www.kendrascott.com and use promo code KICK for 20% off your next purchase or mention this ad in your local Kendra Scott store.

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Vernon Shoemaker

Tweaking the methods, reform, misses the basic problem:. Democracy, like law, has devolved to expression of power. The people's voice is not welcome; it's considered inferior. What is desired is the people's acquiescence, the illusion they had a role in the results. At the end of the process the people have spent their allotted capacity to dissent and their engagement is the signature on the check.

Nov 19th
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Lawrence Lessig on Solving "Unrepresentativeness" in America

Lawrence Lessig on Solving "Unrepresentativeness" in America