On Politicians, Lobbyists and Money

The post at the link below gives the best succinct explanation of the relationship between lobbyists, politicians and legislative (and administrative) outcomes that I’ve seen. It’s by Larry Lessig of Creative Commons. One quote:

…if there were a way to fund campaigns that wouldn’t create the stain of corruption, we would still need (and want) lobbyists. Their job would be simply to make policymakers aware of the interests they represent. But just because your job is to educate politicians, it doesn’t mean you have to be able to give politicians money.

Click here for the full post.

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