Posts Tagged ‘funders’

Lawerence Lessig: Funders of Campaigns

Posted by admin on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Lawrence Lessig Money Quote saying government lobbyists and businesses that employ them are determining how laws are written, which benefits them, not the public. Lawrence Lessig said:

Our government is held hostage by the funders of campaigns. And those funders don’t spend their money to get good public policy. They spend their money to get public policy that pays them
— Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig on Two $tage Democracy

Posted by admin on Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying our leaders today are chosen by a miniscule percentage or the wealthiest citizens. Lawrence Lessig said:

We’ve built a democracy wherein a tiny tiny fraction of the one percent dominate… and a consequence of this is a democracy responsive to the funders only
— Lawrence Lessig

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lawrence Lessig: Funders Take Hostages

Posted by admin on Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying political favors bought by campaign donations must represent only voters not big money funders who don’t vote. Lawrence Lessig said:

You and I both know that as long as our representatives are held hostage to their funders — and their funders are not all of us — our system will not work

— Lawrence Lessig

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