132 people equates to 0.000042 percent of the American population, according to a TED Talk given by Lawrence Lessig last month.  His talk outlines the corruption that is at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens.  I strongly urge you to take 18 minutes out of your time to watch this video!


The transcript of this talk can be viewed at TED or downloaded here; the audio MP3 here.

Watch the video; get mad; then do something about it.  It’s not too late to turn this around.  This “corruption” is not only the root of many of our current (& past) problems, but is also gives credence to the statement:

We have become a government that’s “of” the Corporations; run “by” the Corporations; & “for” Corporations

As a first step, please join Rootstrikers.  If you want to learn more about the corruption that’s overtaking taken over our political system, then read their FAQ and view (or download) “Goodnight Democracy.”

For even more detail about this corruption and a credible plan for fixing it, a TED ebook titled “Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress and How to End It” by Lawrence Lessig is available for $1.99 from Amazon, Nook or iTunes.

Like I said above… it’s not too late to turn this around.