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‘Republic, Lost’
Campaign Finance Reform / Politics

‘Republic, Lost’

I recently spent a  weekend reading Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress by Lawrence Lessig. In “Republic, Lost”, Lessig addresses the issue of money’s influence in our political system, particularly Congress. Despite your political affiliation, one thing we all can agree on is a disconnect between the people and Congress. Lessig points to the influence campaign … Continue reading

Politics

What We’re Entitled To

This past year the nation has been struggling with finding a solution for tackling our national debt, and in the crosshairs of many who seek to remedy our financial woes are “Entitlement” programs. These mandatory spending, or “entitlement” programs, make up approximately 57% of our expenditures. The appeal towards cutting these programs is easy to … Continue reading