Larry Lessig was my thesis advisor at Stanford Law School and one of the most influential people in my life. I have profound respect for him.
This is precisely why I hope the rumors that he may run for Congress are untrue. Think about it. It's hard enough for a Senator - one of 100 - to make her voice heard. But to be one of 435 Representatives? That's an exercise in futility.
No, Larry has a much better chance of changing Washington from the outside than from the inside. Idealism counts outside Washington. It gets crushed within … Read more