Sunday’s Big Idea
Today's Big Idea: Raging Cronyism
The American political system is broken, and people know it. Harvard professor Larry Lessig has an idea of how to fix it, a solution he says is tailored to appeal to people across the political spectrum. If you are liberal or a libertarian, no one likes corruption.
So what kind of corruption are we talking about? Legal, institutional corruption that enables a small group of people exert influence that conflicts with the public good. Moreover, special interests have so much influence on how Washington functions that the possibility for reform is highly unlikely.
Lessig, for one, is undaunted in his crusade to change the system. If you love your country, he says, you won't give up either.