Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday links

Lawrence Lessig

Jesse Walker interviews Lawrence Lessig about his presidential campaign. His top issue is a new campaign finance system:

reason: How would your campaign finance proposal work, and how does it differ from the current Presidential Election Campaign Fund?

Lawrence Lessig: It's totally different from the presidential public funding. Presidential public funding is top-down, government-directed public funding. This is bottom-up. Rebate the first $100 of your taxes in the form of a voucher. Every registered voter gets a voucher. They could give the voucher to any candidate who agrees to limit contributions to vouchers and small contributions. So you would radically increase the number of contributors and steer candidates away from focusing the way they do on the large-dollar funders.

I could support this if it meant to give $100 to the Libertarian candidate, or some other dissenter. Also, Lessig is really good on copyright reform; I read one of his books a couple of years ago.

New Tor browser released. 

Are you a free speech nut?

New "Skeptical About Skeptics" website.  I am skeptical about this site.

Jeff Riggenback on "Why I Am a Left Libertarian."

1 comment:

chas said...

Ralph Abraham, Stanley Krippner, Rupert Sheldrake--The Skeptical about Skeptics people sound pretty reputable to me. This was of course one of Bob's pet peeves--the dogmatic scientific materialists that he wrote about in The New Inquisition.