This week in Congress, legislation was passed to fund research to end childhood cancer. The money for this bill ($126 million) was taken from the public funding of nominating conventions. Seems like a no-brainer, for sure.
Yet, there are some out there who would argue that despite the fact that campaign finance outside of the public funding is way more effective, it is also rife with corruption...
Lawrence Lessig maybe one of those guys.
His TED Talk was re-broadcast on Saturday on NPR, and merits a good listen.
He has some pretty radical ideas about how to publicly fund campaigns that may do more good for all of us and our pet political projects... and make our democracy... well... more democratic.
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