Comments on: a list of honor http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Wayne Conrad http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-521 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:17:58 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-521 “Why not strictly enumerate the powers of Congress”

The powers of congress are strictly enumerated under the constitution. However, congress, aided by the supreme court’s lose interpretation of the commerce and “necessary and proper” clauses, has long since slipped those bonds.

“stupid rednecks from Texas” “more sophisticated persons from New York and California”

Prejudice is ugly even when–actually, especially when–the group you’re in approves of it.

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By: Matt Weatherford http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-520 Wed, 20 May 2009 03:20:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-520 I love this idea and you should too:

“members of Congress should have to wear the logos of their sponsors like Nascar drivers”

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By: Santino http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-519 Wed, 13 May 2009 20:26:22 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-519 It would have its advantages. It would prevent stupid rednecks from Texas from imposing their mores, values and will on more sophisticated persons from New York and California; and vice versa.

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By: Chuck http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-518 Mon, 11 May 2009 10:20:40 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-518 Power does corrupt. However in some cases a unique way. People in power won’t want to leave power but they will still be good people.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-517 Fri, 08 May 2009 13:12:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-517 I don’t believe 99% of conspiracy theories on the web, since most things are caused by stupidity or just bad luck then conspiracies, but there is a conspiracy theory that this amateur campaign finance reform is so inferior to the “broken” public (give the two parties an equal amount) that it was designed to sink campaign finance (by pointing out that Moveon/Fox News true believers will all have their contributions matched 4-1)

Most conspiracy theories also suffer from the fallacy of collective action, which Lessig still has not understood.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-516 Wed, 06 May 2009 23:41:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-516 Unless there is another reality-challenged lawyer on that list, I don’t think a single one of the above would say it took any honor to sign that list. Did any of them lose their government jobs like a whiste blower would?

I suppose you also have to avoid the name “public financing” because of that Obama incident with “broken” public financing. (which would require some minimal honor to point out)

Hybrid systems, if one learned anything in economics, often work worse then either pure system. I have not read the details, but matching every lobbyist’s or nut’s contribution 4 to 1 does not look like an improvement to me.

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By: Jardinero1 http://www.lessig.org/2009/05/a-list-of-honor/#comment-515 Wed, 06 May 2009 15:57:29 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/a_list_of_honor.html#comment-515 I thought it was power that corrupts.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to limit the power of Congress? Why not strictly enumerate the powers of Congress and then leave it to the various states to decide how they want to pick their Congress people.

It would have its advantages. It would prevent stupid rednecks from Texas from imposing their mores, values and will on more sophisticated persons from New York and California; and vice versa.

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