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TED speaker nails U.S. elections with "Lesterland"

  1. GA Anderson profile image87
    GA Andersonposted 3 years ago

    It may seem like a silly analogy, but it makes a very serious point about the U.S. election process.


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    The point being made is that even though U.S. citizen's make the final choice in General elections - they only get to choose from choices determined by a group of "Lesters"

    "There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens" - Lawrence Lessig

    GA

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Weird, Im watching a ted talk right now. I have to watch this one, thanks.

      1. junko profile image80
        junkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The Lesterland Anology is in other words saying, 98% of the National wealth is owned by 2% of the citizens. I wonder can wealth really be the root of the evil in politics?.

        1. GA Anderson profile image87
          GA Andersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, that's not what it's saying at all. That's your spin.

          The point is more about the power of wealthy funders and the apathy of the average American voter.

          GA

 
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