Republic, Lost

How Money Corrupts Congress — And A Plan To Stop It

by Lawrence Lessig

Republic, Lost

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A Harvard Law professor explains how being influenced by money overshadows the will of the people in the political arena regardless of party lines and offers strategies to take back the democracy from those with moneyed or corporate interests.

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