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Harvard Law’s Lessig Says Smash Washington’s Culture of Money

Most attention-getting political corruption stories are small bore, like a Louisiana congressman stuffing $90,000 in bribes in his freezer or super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff wringing favors from members of Congress with a skybox and 18 holes at St. Andrews.

What’s striking is how little it costs for a private interest to subvert the public will.