Campaign finance and the problem of big government

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November 20, 2011
by Lawrence Lessig  
Posted in Commentary

A response to Jacob Sullum's critique of Lessig's positions on campaign finance. Lessig: "I get that it feels nice to point to the Epsteinian utopia (for those on the libertarian right) of a world where rent-seeking has been abolished. But even Richard Epstein gets that you can’t simply assume that state. You have to describe a strategy for getting to it. That’s why Epstein was willing to agree that we need a form of public funding for elections. Without it, the thumb will always be on the scale of bigger, and more intrusive government." (11/18/11)  

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