Lawrence Lessig's Ideas Are Correct, Important, Too Boring for American Voters
Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor who has been one of America’s most active voices in the fight to reform campaign finance laws, is running for president.
Lessig’s platform, detailed on this here website, focuses almost exclusively on reforming America’s political system: protecting and expanding voting rights, ending gerrymandering and instituting proportional representation, and enacting campaign finance reform to encourage the funding of campaigns by small donors rather than by the rich and big corporate and other special interests.
Lessig is absolutely right in his beliefs and he is doing the ever-unappreciated work of pushing for the sort of systemic change that is both absolutely necessary if we ever hope to have a well-functioning and fair democracy, and too boring for the general public to give a shit about. So let’s hope a more popular candidate steals his ideas.