Lawrence Lessig's Keynote at the Coffee Party National Convention

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Lawrence Lessig delivered a keynote presentation at the Coffee Party national convention on September 25, 2010. These are his slides.

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Lawrence Lessig's Keynote at the Coffee Party National Convention

  1. 1. a Convention 25 Sept 2010
  2. 2. <0>
  3. 3. 1846
  4. 4. </0>
  5. 5. <1>
  6. 6. e.g.
  7. 7. AP PHOTO/LISA BILLINGS Confronting America’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic How the Health Care Reform Law Will Help Prevent and Reduce Obesity Ellen-Marie Whelan, Lesley Russell, and Sonia Sekhar May 2010 W W W.AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG
  8. 8. 1980: 3x
  9. 9. >2: 1/3
  10. 10. erica’s ty Epidemic has costs:
  11. 11. type 2 diabetes
  12. 12. all old people
  13. 13. 1/2 kids
  14. 14. “$147 billion annually in direct care costs”
  15. 15. why?
  16. 16. “genetic”
  17. 17. FAT
  18. 18. consensus:
  19. 19. eat 2 much
  20. 20. not enough
  21. 21. /
  22. 22. ? 40%
  23. 23. “market”
  24. 24. not quite so
  25. 25. +$1B tariffs -$3B
  26. 26. sugar costs: 2x-3x
  27. 27. subsidized $74B cost: 2-3 times
  28. 28. cost: negative
  29. 29. 1+1=
  30. 30. radical shift
  31. 31. costs:
  32. 32. +17% -5.4% -35%
  33. 33. radical shift
  34. 34. how food made:
  35. 35. b/ctimes cost: 2-3 cheap
  36. 36. cattle factory profitable
  37. 37. b/c stomachs can’t digest corn
  38. 38. plentiful
  39. 39. all b/c
  40. 40. cheap cost: 2-3 times
  41. 41. dear
  42. 42. why such anti-free-market silliness?
  43. 43. Who are we to say?
  44. 44. know:
  45. 45. campaign ca$h
  46. 46. “During the 2004 election cycle, two Florida sugar companies gave a total of $925,000 to election coffers.”
  47. 47. million$
  48. 48. if b/c $:
  49. 49. campaign $ distorts market distorts food production distorts
  50. 50. e.g.
  51. 51. why?
  52. 52. simple principle
  53. 53. oversight
  54. 54. over$ight
  55. 55. every major instrument
  56. 56. bonds stocks savings
  57. 57. supervised
  58. 58. aka
  59. 59. “regulated”
  60. 60. (1) public (2) transparent (3) s/t anti-fraud requirements
  61. 61. 1990s
  62. 62. “innovation”
  63. 63. deregulation
  64. 64. new instruments
  65. 65. “private”
  66. 66. (1) public / (2) transparent (3) s/t anti-fraud requirements
  67. 67. exchange OTC 1980
  68. 68. exchange OTC 2008
  69. 69. shadow banking
  70. 70. encouraged
  71. 71. even that wasn’t enough
  72. 72. deregulation
  73. 73. reregulation
  74. 74. gov’t guarantee
  75. 75. bailout
  76. 76. they got it
  77. 77. producing:
  78. 78. socialized risk, privatized benefit
  79. 79. insanely stupid
  80. 80. y?
  81. 81. Who are we to say?
  82. 82. know:
  83. 83. 300 Campaign Contributions 225 150 financial securities sector sector 75 4x 6x 0 1999 2006
  84. 84. e.g.
  85. 85. how?
  86. 86. environmental impact/risk studies?
  87. 87. 9 years, 10,000 pages
  88. 88. ? Text
  89. 89. t e d e m p 17 pages e x
  90. 90. “shocked”
  91. 91. yet...
  92. 92. Congress had required
  93. 93. approval w/i 30 days
  94. 94. y?
  95. 95. Who are we to say?
  96. 96. know:
  97. 97. endle$$ campaign ca$h
  98. 98. e.g.
  99. 99. 2 years
  100. 100. $110m
  101. 101. y?
  102. 102. Who are we to say?
  103. 103. know:
  104. 104. endle$$ campaign ca$h
  105. 105. e.g.
  106. 106. but what about HCR ?
  107. 107. CHANGEd DC?
  108. 108. @ezra
  109. 109. “the Obama administration succeeded at neutralizing every single industry”
  110. 110. Right.
  111. 111. If, by “neutralizing,” Ezra means “bribing and accommodating them to such an extreme degree that they ended up affirmatively supporting a bill that lavishes them with massive benefits,” then he’s absolutely right.
  112. 112. The way this bill has been shaped is the ultimate expression same bolstering — and — of how Washington has long as it can find worked. One ever for why it reasonable excuses was... had to be done that way, but one cannot reasonably deny that it was.
  113. 113. all these cases
  114. 114. </1>
  115. 115. <2>
  116. 116. every -body here knows
  117. 117. Lobbyists economy Members Special Interests
  118. 118. every -body here knows
  119. 119. system of dependence
  120. 120. Special Interests economy Lobbyists Members
  121. 121. Special Interests economy Members
  122. 122. every -body here knows
  123. 123. only way
  124. 124. every -body here knows
  125. 125. only way
  126. 126. CITIZEN FUNDED ELECTIONS
  127. 127. I every -body O herePE H knows
  128. 128. public campaign/ common cause
  129. 129. everybody knows:
  130. 130. some believe:
  131. 131. alone
  132. 132. can never win
  133. 133. too much to lose
  134. 134. too much to offer
  135. 135. /
  136. 136. (DC ≠ US)
  137. 137. persuade US
  138. 138. friend-2-friend
  139. 139. peer-2-peer
  140. 140. focus:
  141. 141. </2>
  142. 142. <3>
  143. 143. this
  144. 144. here
  145. 145. today
  146. 146. e.g.
  147. 147. we need to:
  148. 148. identify
  149. 149. debate
  150. 150. w/ civility
  151. 151. how make democracy w o r k
  152. 152. as more & more see
  153. 153. maybe:
  154. 154. “mock”
  155. 155. real
  156. 156. real
  157. 157. intended:
  158. 158. when insiders lose touch
  159. 159. outsiders reach in
  160. 160. 2/3ds convention
  161. 161. History
  162. 162. 17th A (Elected Senate)
  163. 163. need a movement:
  164. 164. citizens movement
  165. 165. citizens w/ different goals
  166. 166. recognize:
  167. 167. citizens w/ different goals
  168. 168. not the enemy
  169. 169. this system
  170. 170. Lobbyists economy Members Interests
  171. 171. enemy
  172. 172. allies can b diverse
  173. 173. US & Stalin
  174. 174. common enemy
  175. 175. defeated
  176. 176. not the enemy
  177. 177. despite extremes
  178. 178. passion
  179. 179. strategy
  180. 180. common enemy
  181. 181. / common goals
  182. 182. common enemy
  183. 183. draw together
  184. 184. if win
  185. 185. remember:
  186. 186. “progressives”
  187. 187. / liberal
  188. 188. reformers
  189. 189. right & left
  190. 190. reformers
  191. 191. united these
  192. 192. common view
  193. 193. gov’t had been corrupted
  194. 194. special interest
  195. 195. guilded interest
  196. 196. democracy had been sold
  197. 197. 1912
  198. 198. 70%
  199. 199. 15 pts
  200. 200. we must build
  201. 201. neo-progressive movement
  202. 202. right here
  203. 203. @now
  204. 204. recognizes differences ends
  205. 205. common means
  206. 206. democracy
  207. 207. common enemy
  208. 208. corruption
  209. 209. A Republic Representative Democracy
  210. 210. /
  211. 211. The Funders The People
  212. 212. “The Funders” “The Funders” are not are not are not “The People” “The People”
  213. 213. </3>
  214. 214. <end>
  215. 215. Arnold Hiatt
  216. 216. loyal Democrat
  217. 217. 1996: #2
  218. 218. 30
  219. 219. Mayflower_Hotel_DC_Front_Entrance.JPGmayflower
  220. 220. FDR
  221. 221. 1939
  222. 222. “convince a reluctant nation to wage a war to save democracy.”
  223. 223. u2
  224. 224. “convince a reluctant nation to wage a war to save democracy.”
  225. 225. /
  226. 226. against:
  227. 227. [silence]
  228. 228. “Clinton’s response effectively slashed Hiatt to pieces, humiliating him in front of the group.”
  229. 229. 14 years later
  230. 230. recognize
  231. 231. Arnold h t r i g Hiatt
  232. 232. “convince a reluctant nation to wage a war to save democracy.”
  233. 233. “convince a reluctant nation to wage a war to save democracy.”
  234. 234. Nov. 19, 1863: “a great civil war”
  235. 235. (as in “CIVIL”)
  236. 236. “testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”
  237. 237. “us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us”
  238. 238. “task”?
  239. 239. “that “that government government of the people, of the people, by the people, by the people, for the people, for the people, shall not perish shall not perish from the earth.” from the earth.”
  240. 240. of/by/4
  241. 241. “the People”
  242. 242. / “the Funders”
  243. 243. join us.
  244. 244. </end>
  245. 245. Flickr Photos - credits Obama photos - Joe Crimmings Capitol - cow tools EAT - David Gallagher Money - tobym Corn syrup - nafmo Wall St - f-l-e-x old woman - meld clinton - sskennel Mayflower - TimothyJ
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