I've posted this before, and about this topic several times before, and may well again: I believe it's the No. 1 issue facing all Americans, and I believe it will only be solved when we demand that it be solved. Yes, that's somewhat unlikely in present-day America, but it's going to happen, because it has to.
Here's the problem: As I'm sitting here at my "coffice," about to tap out this post, and I hear a guy at the bar, vapidly chatting with the coffee stirrer to his left: "Yeah, I try not to turn on the news too much." No context, of course, but his solution is just not to listen. It's the "solution" for tens of millions of Americans.
But it's not a solution, because it doesn't solve.
I'd meant to mention this point regularly, but was inspired to act this morning while on the jogging track, listening to one of my heros, Cory Doctorow. His money quote was, "it only works if you get involved."
One of the strongest parts of Lawrence Lessig's campaign to change Congress is that Congress keeps on proving that it needs to be changed.
I wrote a few days ago about lawyer/author/thought leader Lawrence Lessig's conversation with David Gergen at Harvard Law School last week, and thought I'd just clean out my notebook a bit, 'cause this stuff is interesting and also 'cause I love the traffic that #lessig brings.