How the Net destroyed democracy | Lawrence Lessig Why the majority is always wrong | Paul 1 day ago   27:43

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Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig serves on the Board of the AXA Research Fund, and on the advisory boards of Creative Commons and the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American’s Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale.

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Project: Boredom Killer
Wow... An "Everyone knows" kinda guy. I've never seen one before.
Darren Krock
It is not common knowledge nor true that 'most people' don't like Trump. Stop shoving liberal BS propaganda down our throats. Go home, anti-American commie.

Any person can find an online source that supports their own ideas. It's called confirmation bias.
The only few big media outlets pushes establishment propaganda, so the majority of general publics could only form just one view, that must have been awfully convenient for elites like professor Furman. In the old days everyone thinks the same way, the way fed to them by the media, that must have been the true meaning of democracy.
John Fletcher
Your innovation is fantastic.
Most Americans do not like current president based on what
Rafael Bogdan
Hold on, I'm a hard lefty and I've got no problem with eating GMOs.
Take away the Donald Trump bashing and this piece of talk has the potential for a really good piece of democracy on democracy. Sad that the speaker succumbed to include some bias of his own into the talk.
People don't know what the want
BECKY Barnett
Too bad you started bashing the president right off the bat. I could give my first impression of you, but I will hold back. Not interested in your commentary. Learn to be nice and professional and more people are likely to listen.
If it's not Constitutional Direct Democracy it's and insulting pseudo-democracy.
Damien Stone
Anthroprogenic climate change is a HOAX! The emperical evidence has come out. Don't beleive me? Watch this "The global warming swindle". On YouTube. This guy talks about the polarized veiwing of facts yet he is super biased and misinformed. Its ironic.
Aj Finson
Wow he makes it almost impossible to listen to him such a snob
Frank Winkhorst
Cronkite was an accessory after the fact in the murder of the president of the United States. 15 minutes after the Warren Report was released, Cronkite was trumpeting to the world that Lee Oswald was the sole murderer of John Kennedy, when any normal person couldn't have read the first 50 pages and certainly none of the 26 volumes of evidence that it turned out contradicted the report.
Can't stand to listen to him. What's the short of it?
ah yes a wiseman is telling us how to fall in line.. respek your demucracy.. the oppression tool that suits the 1% best.. if the majority is happy they will be content with whatever the elite does and the elite can remain in power because they have the backing of the majority.. preach on my deluded pseudo intellectual ..
John Doe
Outrageous BS. Anybody who follows politics knows we live in a plutocracy. Secondly, we have the FBI, CIA and other government agencies who have their own agenda and answer to no one. How is that a "democracy?" Third, Western intellectuals since the 20's have openly stated they believe the need to lie to the public. Bernays, Lippman and Bertrand Russel to name a few. Richard Stengel (former editor at Time and current number 4 at the State Department) just bragged, in a public forum, the he believes in propaganda. Again, our so called democracy is a farce so what is there to save?
Tyler Merlin
Excellent power points.
I thought it was the right who hated GMOs. oh well. i guess it shows not everyone is stuck on a specific side
99% of you won’t GET IT
His common knowledge is WRONG - over 50% like our President
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