Larry Lessig completes 185-mile walk across New Hampshire, spreading the word that the U.S. electoral system can be fixed

Originally posted on TED Blog:

At TED2013, Larry Lessig used a bold word to describe the American electoral system: a corruption. Here, he explains why more people are starting to use this terminology. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

At TED2013, Larry Lessig used a bold word to describe the American electoral system: a corruption. Here, he explains why more people are starting to use this terminology. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Larry Lessig is about to complete a 185-mile walk across the state of New Hampshire. He began this journey on January 11 and has walked despite rain, sleet, snow, ice and freezing cold, as the temperature in this state ranges anywhere from the lower thirties to the negative teens in the month of January.

[ted_talkteaser id=1702]Lessig undertook this walk to hammer home the idea he presented on the TED2013 stage: that the American electoral system is inherently corrupt, giving outrageous influence to the very small percentage of people who give money to political campaigns. But Lessig’s idea is even bigger than that: he believes this system can change.

For Lessig, the key is demanding it. This walk…

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