Lawrence Lessig: Delusion on the Hill? The Earmark Puzzle

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by Randy Morrow - Mar. 19, 2010

This article contains a little background on recent ethics investigations in the congress and a suggestion on how the appearance of buying influence could be avoided: "But if Congress's elections were differently financed -- funded exclusively, for example, by small dollar democracy vouchers ($50 a voter would quadruple the total amount raised in 2008) or small dollar contributions matched by the government -- then any suggestion of improper influence would be just silly."

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