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Podcast: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It

By Heraclitusstudent following x   2017 Nov 9, 10:27am 1,024 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


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This is not a partisan issue and should be #1 on everyone agenda:
2012, Long Now Foundation podcast:
http://longnow.org/seminars/02012/jan/17/how-money-corrupts-congress-and-plan-stop-it/
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Heraclitusstudent says
This is not a partisan issue and should be #1 on everyone agenda:

I agree. As patrick.net grapples with the loss of contributors, this may be the best post ever made on this site.

We, the United States, stand out among nations as the one that continually suffers the most from overly centralized money and power.

Only 10% of us less trust congress to represent us, there was at least four times that much support for the British crown at the time of the American Revolution. Here is a strong implication that the media is being effectively used to neutralize the people to the refusal of representatives to represent them, AND THIS ALL FOLLOWS THE VERIFIABLE CHAIN OF SELF-INTEREST. --it's all right there to see, except we don't seem to care.

So, the speaker linked in the OP strikes at the root of the failure of Congress and the Senate to represent the people.

The content shows examples of how we continue to fail as a republic, it explains what that means, and it proposes possible solutions and methods of implementing solutions.

Our laws fail to stop money alone from directing not only the outcome of congress but also the agenda of congress.

Until we solve the problem of representatives corrupted by seeking reelection money and also setting up ex-officio careers as multi-million dollar lobbyists, authors and speakers WE WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL AS A COUNTRY TO DO ANYTHING EXCEPT ASSURE EVER-CENTRALIZING MONEY AND POWER.




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