Lawrence Lessig on How Cash Corrupts Congress | Blog, Moyers Moments | BillMoyers.com

Activist and scholar Lawrence Lessig spoke with Bill Moyers last year about why a focus on political fundraising leads to distorted policymaking and corruption in our government. “Remember the old image of the Skinner box, that, you have the rat, learning which buttons to push to get the food. Well, our congressmen live in a Skinner box. They live 30 to 70 percent of their time raising money to get back to Congress,” Lessig tells Moyers.

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Working for the people is hard to do when you are so busy working for your power.