Tag: government

  • Lawrence Lessig’s TED Talk on Reclaiming the Republic

    Lessig talks about how the people have lost control of our government to those who have money. He tells stories of politicians and everyone connected to the political and legislative process evolving their thinking to appease their¬†financiers.¬†Deregulation is politically counter-productive because those involved get steady cash from lobbyists to manipulate those regulations. Total reform is…

  • Democracy 2.0 with Micro-voting

    The democratic process hasn’t changed much. The public elects a representative, representatives make decisions. The average citizen is essentially limited to three tools for affecting change. First, we elect the representatives who best convince us they’ll make the decisions we would want them make. Second, we can send correspondence to our representatives hoping to influence…