Baseline Corruption in "Lesterland" - CATO drops it like it's hott on CSPANSubmitted by TheBrushfire on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 05:40
Watching the most amazing CSPAN presentation where a Haravard professor from CATO, Lawrence Lessig - explaining the economy of "rent seeking" in Congress.
Namely, how Congress is dependen; it creates its own dependencies in the economy in a way to feed its dependencies.
(January 23 2013 - I suggest everyone find it and watch it to understand the Lesterland reference.)
I'll give you a preview: The Simpsons, The Framers, a bunch of guys named Lester and the best stat ever. In the 2012 election, 159 people paid 60% of ALL SuperPAC funding.
When the FUNDERS become the PEOPLE, it is camouflaged baseline corruption of the Framers purpose.
It's not the amount of money, it's the disciplining practice of candidates spending "tons of time fundraising from a tiny slice of America."