Cross posted at the Future Salon. Just learned from Joseph Mornin that Lawrence Lessig will be speaking this week at several venues in the Bay Area. He'll talk about his new book, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, and he'll sign copies after each talk. Here's the schedule:
- Monday 10/24 · Santa Clara · 6:30 PM · Details
- Tuesday 10/25 · San Francisco · 7:30 PM · Details
- Wednesday 10/16 · Berkeley · 7:30 PM · Details
You may be able to get him in Berkeley today. In a list of my top candidates to present at a Future Salon he would be in the top 5 and it almost happened earlier this year when the limit on campaign financing by corporations was eliminated by the supreme court. We were planning to do a Future Salon around that theme of corporate personhood, but his travel plans changed so it never happened. The bummer is, that none of the above talks are webcasted, even though it would be really interesting to hear what Lawrence has to say about the Occupy Wall Street movement. A couple of searches later, here is what he has to say:
Digging a bit deeper another clip of Lawrence Lessig addressing Occupy Wall Street, where you can also hear the human megaphone in action:
Lawrence is also a PowerPoint Ninja and doesn't disappoint this time around. Check out a recording of his Lost Republic Book Tour talk:
Great background to our current crisis. Check it out. He also got asked the following: Do you Know which party of the 2 wants to perpetuat the influence of money in campains.
I don't know more about Buddy Roemer, but isn't it frustrating that the one candidate that is trying to take money out of politics is deemed unable to win. I like his URL http://freetolead.com If he wins with small donations, he would be free from corporate interests to lead real change.