Saturday, March 22, 2008

Change Congress: the Larry Lessig Launch

Change Congress: the Larry Lessig Launch:
"The most interesting part, so far, has been Lessig's argument to conservatives for why we need public financing. First, the idea he semi-endorsed is not full public campaign finance. It is public financing for incumbents, an idea he credits to Paul Begala and James Carville. Incumbents would be prohibited from raising any money, at all, period. Their funds will come from the U.S. Treasury and be a function of how much their opponents raise. If Challenger Jones raises $1 million, Congressman Smith gets a check for $800,000."
I like it, but it will never happen; to much inertia to keep the current system in place.

h/t to Megan


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