a curious Yankee in Europe's court

blog about living in Europe, and Italy

The U.S. Congress: are you happy with it?

Posted on the March 23rd, 2008

If your answer is no, Lawrence Lessig has some ideas on how we can change it. On Friday he launched Change-Congress, making the announcement at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Lessig said Change-Congress is a multi-partisan movement. In the presentation, he described how the organization will work, and what he sees as the first problem:

This problem that I’ve described is not the most important problem, it’s just the first problem. It’s the first problem that we have to solve if we’re going to solve other problems. There are no ends to extraordinarily significant problems that we face right now in this country. But we won’t be able to address those problems sensibly until we solve this first problem…

Lessig laid out the structure of Change-Congress in a 37 minute, 12 second slide presentation (apparently he doesn’t buy into the derogative conventional wisdom that most of us have an average attention span of only about three seconds):

Reader Comments (0) Comments Off on The U.S. Congress: are you happy with it?