Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig brilliantly explains how money, and the “nomination filter” has destroyed our elections. By our, we mean for everyone from Hong Kong to Alabama, from London to Moscow. It’s only a six-minute presentation, and he says so much. To put it in perspective, 60% of election funding in 2012 came from 132 Americans… which is roughly the number of people named Adolph in America.
We need to remove the filter, and embrace real democracy. And it won’t happen unless we, the less powerful, demand it on every level.