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Last updated 10/25/2018 at 4:23pm

In his 2011 book “Republic Lost,” author Lawrence Lessig relates a story told him from a member of congress, who was faced with returning phone calls from his hotel room after a hard day of campaigning.

Lessig said that upon returning to his hotel room, the candidate had close to 100 calls from constituents about a variety of issues, but just one call from a large campaign donor. Which one do you think the candidate chose to call back?

Dumb question but yep, the campaign donor.

Lessig’s must-read book is about how money has corrupted our democracy and could lead to the end of represen...

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