Lawrence Lessig and Jack Abramoff here — we both know (maybe different things) about the problem of money in politics. Ask us anything!
Now, with three days to go in the second phase of MAYDAY, I'd like to dive into more detail about what exactly our country faces and how it specifically impacts the Internet.
I'm excited to be joined by Jack Abramoff, a man who has seen how this process works up close. You probably know him as the super lobbyist who was convicted for violating lobbying laws. He is that. But I know him as someone who has made changing the system a number one goal. He helped write the American Anti-Corruption Act (His task: to design a law that could have stopped him.) And he has written an fantastic book — Capitol Punishment — detailing how the system “works."
We're excited to discuss corruption, money, and its effect on the future of politics, technology and the Internet, so...
Ask us anything!
- Lessig & Jack
[Sorry: Wrong about the time zone -- back now for 45 minutes. And from Jack:
"thank you so much for including me in this scintillating discussion today. I am grateful for all the messages and hope I was able to provide some responses that were adequate. Please support Professor Lessig in his efforts, as he is a true American hero. Thanks. - Jack"]