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  •  I'm Not Seeing the "Better"... (3+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, Klusterpuck, Sarenth

    Did I miss something?

    Come inside and find out why things are both worse, and better, than they seem.
    OK, where's the "better", the upside to Lessig's talk/conclusions? Is it this:
    Being told you're living in an ex-republic is not fun, but the path back to democracy might not be as stony as those who benefit from the current system want you to think.
    ?? What exactly does the "path back to democracy" entail? Putting the same sort of vetted/approved-by-the-Oligarchy candidates in office as we have the last thirty years or so?

    "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

    by Superpole on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:11:38 AM PDT

    •  I didn't want to summarize the whole talk (2+ / 0-)
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      bsmechanic, GayHillbilly

      I left a bit at the end in hopes that would encourage a viewing (because it really is an enjoyable, well-delivered, passionate talk).

      But maybe I shouldn't have done so.

      •  Thanks, That Means There is no (2+ / 0-)
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        Klusterpuck, Sarenth

        "Better"... because the current system is so utterly entrenched.. it's like saying it's possible to knock our planet out of its current orbit-- if ONLY we work hard enough/long enough.

        "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

        by Superpole on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:57:57 PM PDT

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