Lawrence Lessig's Big Idea


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Lawrence Lessig


Presentation, Aspen Institute, June 30, 2008


This talk sets out ideas about people’s trust in the political process.

Policy Relevance

People have lost trust in the political process but there is hope it can be regained.

Main Points

  • Most people believe that the outcome of elections is determined by who has the most money.

  • The Internet and other factors are bringing about significant changes. People will again be able to change the world.

  • Trust in the political process and democracy will be renewed.

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