FDL Book Salon Welcomes Lawrence Lessig, Republic, Lost: A Declaration for Independence

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 1:59 pm

Much pundit ink has been spilled pondering why the OccupyWallStreet protest has grown so rapidly and resonated so widely. But the answer is really not difficult to apprehend. Our political system is fundamentally broken by corruption and oligarchical control. Many people know this. They have rationally concluded that voting fixes none of these systemic problems precisely because the problems are systemic. And going out into the street to protest and demand an end to this corruption is the only perceived means of redress.

 

Gov’t. Contractors Fight for Right to Secretly Use Tax Dollars to Campaign for More Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 9:36 am

A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits

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